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International investment spurs prosperity and economic development in home and recipient countries. Policy coordination helps governments resist protectionist pressures and develop effective policies. The OECD's Freedom of Investment process brings together some 55 governments from around the world to exchange information and experiences on investment policies at regular roundtables.
The Romanian government and the OECD are working together to assess the costs and benefits of regulations restricting competition in the food processing, transport and construction sectors and to propose specific recommendations for change.
Financial Market Trends focuses on financial markets and structural issues in the financial sector. This includes financial market regulation, bond markets and public debt management, insurance and private pensions, as well as financial statistics.
This page provides a comprehensive overview of OECD work on international investment law published to date.
Governments everywhere are increasingly interested in assessing the effects of their policies and the effectiveness of public institutions. Competition policy is no exception. Competition agencies affect the economy by taking decisions on cases under competition law. With their governments, they can influence market competition in the economy more widely through policy interventions.
Food processing and retail chains often give rise to competition issues, especially due to trends of high and volatile commodity prices. Competition issues in the food chain industry have been discussed by the OECD Competition Committee.
This Network provides a forum for regional dialogue and co-operation. It mainly covers the member economies of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to support regional and national reformers in their efforts to improve the performance of SOEs.