This Symposium, organised jointly by ICSID, OECD and UNCTAD, enabled non-governmental actors to share their perspectives on emerging investment arbitration issues identified by governments and their international organisations; to explore and advance the agenda which developed and developing country parties to investment agreements have in common; and to consider ways for the three organisations and other interested institutions to
This book provides an account of what the 39 adhering governments have been doing to enhance the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to the improved functioning of the global economy. It also provides an overview of corporate responsibility in the developing world.
Taking place in Beijing, China, on 8-9 December 2005, this Symposium focused on specific aspects of policies towards cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
The National Treatment instrument stipulates that adhering countries shall accord to foreign-controlled enterprises on their territories treatment no less favourable than that accorded in like situations to domestic enterprises. This publication describes the main features of the OECD National Treatment instrument and contains a complete survey of adhering governments' measures relating to National Treatment.
OECD economic globalisation indicators help identify the economic activities of member countries under foreign control, and more particularly the contribution of multinational enterprises to growth, employment, productivity, labour compensation, R&D, technology diffusion and int trade.
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This presentation by Donald J. Johnston, OECD Secretary-General, was made at APEC Investment Opportunities 2005: Towards Co-Prosperity Through Partnership held in Busan, Korea, on 16 November 2005.
Organised by the OECD in co-operation with APEC, this seminar took place on 14-15 November 2005 in Busan, Korea. Discussions focused on defining investment for development and how to encourage greater investment mobility.
OECD member governments actively seek to enhance the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), including in the context of development. They are committed to debating this issue with non-OECD countries, inter alia in the context of the OECD Bologna Process, and the Initiative on Investment for Development and its Policy Framework for Investment project. The present document is intended as a contribution by the Investment
This workshop, which took place in St Petersburg on 9-10 November 2005, addressed the role and responsibilities of the Russian regions in shaping the investment and business environment and considered business integrity and private-public interaction in the fight against corruption.
This conference, which took place from 25-27 October 2005 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, aimed to draw lessons from Brazil’s experience with improving the enabling environment for investment and sustainable growth. It also focused on strengthening developing country perspectives on the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) and practitioners' input into its individual chapters.