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This OECD report to the G20 sheds light on reforms by which governments in Southern Africa can manage and accelerate the shift towards greater private participation in infrastructure. It draws on lessons learned from investment policy reviews in countries from the Southern African Development Community.
International investment spurs prosperity and economic development in home and recipient countries. Policy coordination helps governments resist protectionist pressures and develop effective policies.The Freedom of Investment process, an intergovernmental forum hosted since 2006 by the OECD, brings together some 55 governments from around the world to exchange information and experiences on investment policies.
G20 Leaders are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms. They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.
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This is a consolidated report covering investment measures taken between 15 February 2008 and 15 February 2013. The present report was prepared for the Freedom of Investment Roundtable 19 held on 15 October 2013.
Latest statistics for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Analysis, trends and forecasts from the OECD using FDI statistics collected.
This brochure provides basic information about the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the most comprehensive set of government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct in existence today. The governments that adhere to the Guidelines aim to encourage the positive contributions MNEs can make to sustainable development and to minimise the difficulties to which their various operations may give rise.
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Global investment activity fell by nearly a third in the second quarter of 2013, after two consecutive quarters of increases, according to preliminary estimates in the October 2013 issue of FDI in Figures.
This event aimed to highlight the complex transformation taking place in Myanmar and analyse the challenges that the country is addressing in order to achieve strong, sustainable growth. A technical panel analysed how the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises can contribute to this growth.
Deputy Minister of National Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Khin San Yee, presented her country’s ambitious efforts to improve the investment climate at meetings of the OECD Investment Committee and Advisory Group on Investment and Development from 15-17 October 2013 in Paris.
The Myanmar government, in partnership with the OECD and ASEAN, is undertaking a review of its investment policies as part of an active programme of investment policy reforms to make the country a more attractive destination for investors.