Investment policy

Southeast Asia: Training seminar on designing, developing and implementing sound investment policies


12-14 June 2013 – Da Nang, Viet Nam        

The Mekong Subregion is undergoing a period of growth and industrialisation. Despite the positive economic effects this can bring, the region faces challenges in attracting investment in a way that contributes to sustainable development.  

Within this context, the ASEAN-OECD Investment Programme organised a three-day training and capacity-building seminar for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Viet Nam (CLMV) to help government officials design, develop and implement sound investment policies based on the OECD Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) which is used in ‌more than 25 developing countries. 

Seven practical and interactive modules helped participants identify and address individual investment policy challenges and capacity building needs within CLMV. 


Seminar overview, principles and applications of the PFI presentation
Investment policy presentation
Options for regulating and protecting investment presentation
Investment promotion and facilitation presentation 
Responsible business conduct presentation 
Investment in infrastructure presentation
PFI working groups – case studies  
Identifying capacity building needs in CLMV  


>> read ASEAN's meeting summary

This training seminar was jointly organised by the Government of Viet Nam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, ASEAN, and the OECD. It was sponsored by the government of Japan.




Agenda (pdf)


Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASEAN-OECD Investment Programme

Policy Framework for Investment

OECD Investment Policy Reviews

Viet Nam and the Policy Framework for Investment



Any questions should be addressed to
Mr. Stephen Thomsen:


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