The updated PFI will be launched on 3 June 2015 at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.
About the PFI update
The Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) is the most comprehensive and systematic approach for improving investment conditions ever developed. It helps governments and regions to design and implement policy reforms to create an attractive, robust and competitive environment for domestic and foreign investment.
Since the PFI was agreed in 2006, new forces have reshaped the global investment landscape, including the global economic and financial crisis, which started in 2008 and from which many economies have still not recovered, the emergence of new major outward investors within the G20, the spread of global value chains, and signs that pressures for investment protectionism are on the rise. Numerous lessons have also been learnt through the use of the PFI, particularly in developing and emerging economies. The PFI has been updated to reflect these new global economic fundamentals and will be released in Paris on 3 June 2015 at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.
The update took place with the active participation of emerging and developing countries through an inclusive process led by an international task force co-chaired by an OECD and non-OECD country:
- FINLAND - HE Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Ambassador to the OECD and UNESCO
- MYANMAR - Mr Aung Naing Oo, Director General, Directorate for Investments and Company Administration, Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development
A series of online public consultations has been held to gather comments from interested stakeholders on the draft updated PFI:
Find out more about the update process in the PFI update concept note.
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Documents and links
Concept note for updating the PFI
Text and background for the PFI
OECD Investment Policy Reviews
Fostering investment in infrastructure
SADC Regional Investment Policy Framework
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
THE PFI IN ACTION
More than 25 countries have used the PFI when engaging in investment policy reviews. Their experiences will help to shape the update and strengthen the PFI as a framework. Read about how these countries are using the PFI: