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Building on the sector competitiveness strategy published in May 2011, 3 policy handbooks outline practical steps for enhancing the competitiveness of non-energy sectors, including agri-business, fertilisers, logistics, business services and IT.
The OECD Initiative to Raise Global Awareness of Foreign Bribery focuses on the impact of foreign bribery and how governments, businesses, civil society, and individuals can fight back.
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.
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This final report on the one-year pilot implementation of the OECD Guidance focuses on how upstream companies implement due diligence in the supply chains of tin, tantalum, and tungsten, especially as the due diligence relates to minerals potentially sourced from Africa’s Great Lakes Region.
This conference in Nairobi, Kenya, addressed specific issues relating to financial literacy in Africa and the MENA region. It presented the output of the Russia/OECD/World Bank Trust Fund on Financial Literacy and Education.
The Malaysian 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 help revive both foreign and domestic investment.
The 22nd Global Forum on 24-25 January 2013 focused on the stability of foreign inflows and funding strategies, whether linkers are cost effective and the extent to which maturity decisions of debt managers in emerging market economies are influenced by explicit macroeconomic or financial market objectives.
The OECD is testing 15 year-olds on their knowledge of personal finances and ability to apply it to their financial problems. This is the first large-scale international study to assess the financial literacy of young people.
Private investment in the food and agriculture sectors can enhance productivity, drive job creation and income growth, increase food supply and improve food security, according to panel participants. The panel also recognised the need to attract more private private investment in the food and agriculture sectors, and called on governments to design coherent policy frameworks and implement reforms to improve the investment climate.
This paper examines the rationales for public ownership of enterprises in five OECD countries: Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway. It addresses the overall ownership priorities formulated by governments, the specific obligations that may be communicated to individual SOEs, the political decision processes leading to these priorities and the disclosure and accountability arrangements underpinning them.