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Long-term capital is in short supply and has become increasingly so since the 2008 financial crisis. This has profound implications for growth and financial stability. The OECD is exploring these issues in depth.
Adequate infrastructure is necessary for sustainable economic and social development. However investment in infrastructure in most developing and emerging economies needs to be substantially increased. This paper draws on 22 OECD Investment Policy Reviews undertaken in such economies and identifies policy options to enhance the enabling environment for infrastructure investment.
The symposium took place on 22-23 January 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, and addressed cutting-edge policy issues and research ideas to promote long-term financial planning through financial education.
The OECD Trust and Business (TNB) Project is a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder initiative that bridges the gap between international rules and standards for how businesses do business and their active implementation.
The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance are recognised worldwide as an international benchmark for good corporate governance. They are actively used by governments, regulators, investors, corporations and stakeholders in both OECD and non-OECD countries and have been adopted by the Financial Stability Board as one of the Twelve Key Standards for Sound Financial Systems.
The OECD has launched a review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance to ensure the continuing high quality, relevance and usefulness of the Principles taking into account recent developments in the corporate sector and capital markets.
The working paper series on international investment – including policies and trends and the broader implications of multinational enterprise – makes available selected studies by the OECD Investment Committee, OECD Investment Division staff, or by outside consultants working on OECD Investment Committee projects.
This page provides a comprehensive overview of OECD work on international investment law published to date.
Adrian Blundell-Wignall is the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Financial Markets and Director in the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the OECD.
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Investment treaty law reflects a permanent tension between stability and flexibility. Stability nurtures predictability, while flexibility helps legal systems stay in alignment with changing circumstances and evolving needs. This paper establishes an inventory of the mechanisms in investment treaty law that provide flexibility and surveys relevant treaty practice.