After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992, the Russian Federation promptly proceeded with initial economic reform measures and privatisation programmes which were largely completed by 1994. Despite the creation of a basic corporate sector, many structural reforms remained incomplete, limiting inflows of foreign investment. Following the financial crisis in 1998, Russia has been in a period of stabilisation and is now showing
Since 1993, the OECD has published Investment Guides for a number of economies in transition. These Guides identify areas of opportunity for (potential) foreign investors, provide information on the historical, political, economic, financial and ...
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Overview of aid flows to the health (including reproductive health) sector by members of the DAC and multilateral institutions. Prepared by the DAC Secretariat for the 3rd meeting of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (WHO).
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The growth record of Ghana has been one of unevenness, as Table I.1 and Figure I.1 clearly indicate. With a reasonably high GDP growth in the 1950s and early 1960s, the Ghanaian economy began to experience a slowdown in GDP growth as of 1964. Gr...
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Ghana's independence in March 1957 was celebrated with great flourish. "Free at last" Kwame Nkrumah, the country's leader, proclaimed. Yes, Ghana was free to follow an independent political course, and free to experiment with an independent ...
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This presentation was made at a Conference on Fiscal Incentives and Competition for Foreign Direct Investment in the Baltic States which took place in Vilnius on 30 May 2000.
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The last few decades have seen dramatic economic improvements in large parts of the Third World, while African economies in general experienced stagnation or decline until the early 1990s. During the last few years, however, there seems to have b...
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Africa has in the past decade shown a mixed pattern of performance. While control regimes have been abandoned and market-oriented policies adopted in the majority of countries, average growth is still low. This has meant, in turn, that the capa...
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Chile is a significant host for foreign direct investment (FDI) in South America, especially given the relatively small size of its economy. The attraction of Chile to foreign investors lies not only in its resource abundance but also in its tradition of openness to foreign investment. Chilean policies towards inward investment generally conform to OECD standards, and the country has been a trailblazer within Latin America in terms of
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August 1993. This publication seeks to add to the understanding of the problems which policy makers of Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) face in designing and implementing exchange control policies.