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Discussions at the 11th meeting of the OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum will focus on criteria for setting fines for competition law infringements, regional competition agreements and unannounced inspections in antitrust investigations.
This meeting will address high-level systematic approaches to responsible business conduct and identify priority areas for future action. In the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy, Her Excellency Dr. Dipu Moni, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Bangladesh, will open the Forum and participate in a special session on Bangladesh and the textile industry.
The National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises meet each year to share their experiences and to report to the OECD Investment Committee. They also hold consultations with business, labour, NGOs and other stakeholders.
Making investment and environment policy goals mutually supportive creates both challenges and opportunities for governments and other stakeholders. The OECD analyses key issues of the relationship between investment and environment to help policy makers address these challenges and opportunities.
International investment spurs prosperity and economic development in home and recipient countries. Policy coordination helps governments resist protectionist pressures and to develop effective policies to respond to genuine concerns raised by international investment.
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.
Training seminar for government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Viet Nam on how to design, develop, and implement sound investment policies to attract investment which will contribute to sustainable development.
Good governance of state-owned enterprises is essential in order to ensure their contribution to economic efficiency and growth. The OECD facilitates policy dialogue and information exchange on improving corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and implementing privatisation policies.
This conference in Moscow explored strategies for developing financial literacy and capability and building effective consumer protection systems.
Both women and men need to be sufficiently financially literate to effectively participate in economic activities and to take appropriate financial decisions for themselves and their families, but women often have less financial knowledge and lower access to formal financial products than men. Women therefore have specific and additional financial literacy needs.