Publications & Documents


  • 27-November-2007

    English

    NEPAD-OECD Roundtable on Strengthening Investment Climate Assessment and Reform in NEPAD Countries

    The NEPAD-OECD Roundtable in Lusaka, Zambia, 27-28 November 2007 aimed to develop policy capacity building tools that will help NEPAD countries improve the investment related content of Africa’s peer review process (APRM) and support implementation of investment climate reform policies, with a specific focus on the investment environment conditions conducive to attracting investment for development in the water and sanitation sector.

  • 21-November-2007

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    Shared commitment to fight against foreign bribery: Statement by the signatory countries to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    On the occasion of the tenth anniversary celebration of the adoption of the Anti-Bribery Convention, signatory countries issued a statement reaffirming their commitment to fight bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

  • 21-November-2007

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    Competitive Restrictions in Legal Professions

    Regulation of the legal professions, including self-regulation, typically involves many restrictions on entry and professional conduct. Certain restrictions may be a remedy to market failures and may also be based on distributional or paternalistic motives. But other restrictions can be based on rent-seeking and achieve cartel-like effects. The major policy challenge is to identify and remove the restrictions which are unnecessary or

  • 7-November-2007

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    OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and Japan - Report on Progress of the Implementation of the Phase 2 Recommendations since June 2006

    Follow-up Report on the Implementation by Japan of the Phase 2 Recommendations on the Application of the OECD Convention and the 1997 Recommendation on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.

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  • 7-November-2007

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    OECD Anti-Corruption Division works with South Africa in the Global Fight against Foreign Bribery

    The OECD Anti-Corruption Division won the “Highly Commended” Award in the Smart Regulation category of the 2007 Africa Investor Awards. In his acceptance speech, Patrick Moulette, Head of the OECD Anti-Corruption Division, highlights the benefits that South Africa’s membership of the Convention will bring to the fight against corruption in Africa.

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  • 24-October-2007

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    Investment Newsletter, October 2007, Issue 5

    Investment Newsletter, No. 5 puts the spotlight on the OECD’s investment instruments with reports on Egypt becoming the 40th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, how OECD investment instruments are being used to inform policy deliberations relating to the investments of Sovereign Wealth Funds and the application of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - one

  • 2-October-2007

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    Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: An Interim Report

    This article reproduces an interim report approved by the OECD Investment Committee at the fourth OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries on 30 March 2007. It also provides a brief overview of discriminatory practices by national authorities motivated by national security and other essential interests.

  • 2-October-2007

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    International Investment - Working together for common prosperity

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurrìa outlines his views on current challenges facing the international investment policy community in the introductory chapter of the 2007 edition of International Investment Perspectives.

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  • 2-October-2007

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    OECD’s FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index: Revision and Extension to More Economies and Sectors

    This article provides revised measures of the OECD's FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index for 29 OECD countries, and extends the approach to the ten non-member countries adhering to the OECD Declaration (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Slovenia) and four other major non-OECD countries (China, India, Russia and South Africa). The FDI restrictiveness index covers 9 sectors and 11

  • 2-October-2007

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    Economic and Other Impacts of Foreign Corporate Takeovers in OECD Countries

    Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are growing rapidly and are changing the industrial landscape in OECD countries. This paper discusses mergers in general and then looks at whether the benefits typically associated with FDI apply equally well to both greenfield investment and takeovers. Empirical studies which look at the effect of takeovers on employment, wages, productivity and innovation in the acquired firm are

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