Since regaining its independence in 1990, Lithuania has undergone a remarkable economic transformation. By the end of 2000, this process had been greatly stimulated by the inflow of some US$2.3 billion in foreign direct investment. FDI has contributed to green-field investment, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the privatisation of state-owned-enterprises. Creating favourable conditions for FDI has been a core element of
This publication explores the nature and impact of rules which affect the structure of public utilities industries. It covers not only the theory behind different forms of separation but also practical experience in a wide variety of countries and sectors.
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July 2001. Country assessment and action plan. This report was prepared in response to a request from, and in co-operation with, the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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Terms of Reference for On-site Visits in the Phase 2 of the Self- and Mutual Evaluation. On-site visits are carried out in accordance with pre-determined terms of reference.
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This article covers trends in foreign direct investment throughout the 1980s and 1990s and the policy developments that have accompanied these trends. It also discusses the impact of FDI on the three pillars of sustainable development - economic growth, environmental protection and social development, the response of firms to increased public concerns regarding sustainability, how these responses can contribute to sustainable
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This statement was made by Mr Seiichi Kondo, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, on the occasion of the MEDEF Symposium on the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises held in Paris on 19 June 2001.
19 June 2001. Paris, France. One year after adopting the revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the National Contact Points held a Roundtable discussion on the relationship between the Guidelines and other ...
Private initiatives for corporate responsibility have been a major development in international management over the last twenty years. The initiatives include issuance of codes of business conduct, implementation of management systems and broader efforts to improve business accountability. Yet, there is little agreement about what these initiatives mean or how effective they are. The OECD project on corporate responsibility seeks to
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992, the Russian Federation promptly proceeded with initial economic reform measures and privatisation programmes which were largely completed by 1994. Despite the creation of a basic corporate sector, many structural reforms remained incomplete, limiting inflows of foreign investment. Following the financial crisis in 1998, Russia has been in a period of stabilisation and is now showing
The OECD principles for the regulation of investments by insurance companies and pension funds, approved in 1999 by the Insurance Committee, are one of the first steps in the direction of setting guidelines and standards for the private pension i...