International investment

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  • OECD Ministers launch new framework to boost sustainable investment

    4 June 2015 - OECD Ministers have endorsed the updated Policy Framework for Investment - guidelines to help national governments and regional groups create the right conditions to attract domestic and foreign investment.

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  • FDI gains momentum in second half of 2014

    29/04/2015 - This issue of FDI in Figures shows that global FDI flows picked up in the second half of 2014, increasing 17% in Q3 and 3% in Q4, representing an overall 9% increase in the second half of 2014 compared to a year earlier.

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  • The OECD's approach to capital flow management measures used with a macro-prudential intent - report to the G20

    At the G20’s request, the OECD and the IMF have assessed whether further work is needed on their respective approaches to measures which are both macro-prudential and capital flow measures. This report is particularly timely, as the post-crisis period has witnessed an increased use of capital flow management measures with a macro-prudential intent, at a time when policy settings across emerging and advanced economies vary widely. This calls for multi-lateral co-ordination to limit the cross-country implications for the overall financial system.

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The OECD works to enhance the contribution of international investment to growth and sustainable development worldwide by advancing investment policy reform and international co-operation.

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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

‌Recommendations for multinational enterprises on principles and standards for responsible business conduct.

Due diligence in the mining minerals sector

Management recommendations for global responsible supply chains of minerals to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict.

Foreign direct investment statistics

‌Access data, analysis and forecasts based on most recent FDI statistics for OECD and G20 countries.

Policy Framework for Investment

The most comprehensive and systematic approach for improving investment conditions ever developed.

Freedom of investment

This process brings together some 54 governments to develop guidance for open, transparent and non-discriminatory investment policies.

Investment for green growth

Making investment in the environment a driver for economic growth.

International investment law

The OECD works to improve the outcomes of international investment agreements for governments and investors alike.

Investment instruments

Spearheading efforts to develop international rules relating to capital movements, international investment and trade in services.  


Investment for development:
Regional and country initiatives

Strengthening investment policies around the globe.