The Making Reform Happen (MRH) project, launched in 2007, aims to increase the OECD’s support to governments in their reform efforts by working to identify and better understand the factors behind successful reforms and by providing direct support to member countries designing, adopting and implementing policy reforms.
The joint OECD - Korean Development Institute (KDI) Conference “Making Reform Happen” (MRH) will be held at the OECD Headquarters on 25-27 November 2010. The event will address the key question: “How can we apply the lessons learned in MRH to the global challenges of OECD and emerging economies?” Concluding the current cycle of the project, this conference will launch a comprehensive report, titled “Making Reform Happen: Lessons from OECD Countries”. It will also introduce KDI's parallel research on Korean reforms in the post-1987 democratisation, "Making Reform Happen: Lessons from Korea".
The Conference will begin with expert seminars and workshops on Thursday 25 November where members of the KDI and OECD MRH project teams will deliver their MRH papers for in-depth discussion.
The high-profile plenary on Friday 26 November will be opened by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General and Oh-Seok Hyun, President of the Korea Development Insitute with a key note speech from José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission.
Secretary General, OECD
José Manuel Barroso
President, European Commission
The conference is hosted and organised jointly with the Korea Development Institute (KDI), and with the support of the Korean Government. It will serve as an opportunity to share major outcomes of the MRH and other related OECD projects with a broad spectrum of stake-holders, including policy makers, representatives of the business community, academia and the civil society at large.
Watch video: Aart De Geus, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD invites you to the Making Reform Happen Conference.
A roundtable will conclude proceedings on Saturday 27 November, where invited experts will discuss the overall achievements of our MRH initiative and perspectives for a second phase.
This conference will be one of the first high-profile events, marking the OECD 50th anniversary.
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