19 November 2003, Johannesburg, South Africa. This roundtable addressed the critical issues of African priorities and ways that OECD countries can contribute to the improvement of the business environment for domestic and international investors and to building the necessary capacities.
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This statement by OECD and NEPAD was issued at the OECD-Africa Investment Roundtable which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 19 November 2003. It calls for the launch of a result-oriented, inclusive and comprehensive Africa Investment Initiative to create a positive investment environment across the continent.
The third annual conference of the OECD Global Forum on International Investment was hosted by the South African Government in Johannesburg on 17-18 November 2003.
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This speech was made by Mr. Richard Hecklinger, Deputy-Secretary General, OECD, at the Global Forum on International Investment held in Johannesburg on 17-18 November 2003.
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The aim of the joint country assessment in 2003 was to understand how the implementation of donors’ partnership strategies contributes to country ownership. Four DAC members (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, and Japan) agreed to participate in the Joint Country Assessment in Tanzania.
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The Evaluation Unit is situated in Directorate H of the EuropeAid Office. However, to strengthen its independence and ensure regular feedback of recommendations to the policy-making level it reports direct to the Board of EuropeAid.
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This report highlights a number of issues based on insights from SME owners and managers and builds on recently published OECD and EBRD reports. It identifies a number of actions needed in order to build further on the progress already made in improving the policy environment for SMEs.
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This report highlights a number of issues raised by SME owners and managers and builds on recently published OECD-EBRD reports (2001, 2002). It identifies a number of actions needed in order to continue the progress already made in improving the policy environment for SMEs.
8 September 2003, Geneva. The primary purpose of this inaugural meeting was to discuss with key partners issues related to attracting and utilising investment as a vehicle for growth and development in Africa.
This study records and evaluates the development so far of an enabling environment for FDI and suggests policy options designed to improve it further. Foreign investors were initially attracted to China by cheap land and labour, the promise of a large market and, to some extent, by fiscal incentives. To sustain and increase large-scale FDI inflows, it is now necessary