Mario Pezzini

Director of the OECD Development Centre

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Before joining the Development Centre in 2010, Mario Pezzini held several senior management positions in the OECD, where he has been working since 1995.
Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Pezzini was Professor in Industrial Economics at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris as well as in US and Italian Universities. Also, Mr. Pezzini served as an Advisor in the field of economic development, industrial organisation and regional economics in international organisations and think tanks (e.g. ILO, UNIDO, European Commission and Nomisma in Italy). Mr. Pezzini started his career in the Government office of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

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COVID-19 in developing countries: multilateral cooperation is vital

Could the COVID-19 crisis erase years of progress within poverty reduction? While G20 members come together, one of the OECD directors, Mario Pezzini, underlines the importance of multilateral cooperation in these times of turmoil.


Intra-country inequalities: what reforms for a more inclusive growth?

In developing countries, growth only benefits a very small proportion of the population. These intra-country inequalities undermine the political, social and economic balances. How to make this growth more inclusive?


“The SDGs raise the issue of the coherence of public policies”

The OECD organized its 8th edition of the Global Forum on Development in Paris, which this year was devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre & Acting Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate, draws conclusions from the event.


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