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September 2009-February 2010. This report provides a brief overview of recent trends in global trade and investment flows, deals with trade and trade-related measures and investment and investment-related measures. It was prepared in response to the request of the G20 to the WTO, together with other international bodies, within their respective mandates, to monitor and report publicly on G20 adherence to undertakings on "resisting
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This report introduces the conceptualisation of progress towards policy coherence by means of a three-phase cycle, with each phase of the cycle supported primarily by one of three building blocks: (i) political commitment and policy statements; (ii) policy coordination mechanisms; and (iii) systems for monitoring, analysis and reporting.
Net official development assistance (ODA) to Haiti has fluctuated over the past 20 years since 2002, however, it has increased substantially, with very sharp rises in both development aid and peacekeeping expenditure. As a result of the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, the volume of aid provided to this country in the form of humanitarian assistance will, of course, increase.
Rwanda has requested OECD and NEPAD support in benchmarking Rwanda’s progress in investment climate reforms against the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI). In response to this request, a project is being developed within the framework of the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative in partnership with the government of Rwanda.
This list provides links to resources available to companies working in weak governance zones who are seeking guidance in the areas of: human rights, humanitarian law and security forces; anti-corruption; and fiscal issues.
"Untying aid: is it working?" is the first ever independent evaluation of DAC members policies and practices towards untying.
This publication draws on discussion papers prepared for the workshop Policy Coherence in the Application of Information and Communication Technologies for Development, held on 11-12 September 2009. It examines some of the main challenges in closing the discrepancies in access to ICTs and use of ICTs between countries.
Weak governance zones are defined as countries where governments are unable or unwilling to assume their responsibilities. Multinational enterprises recognise that they represent some of the most difficult investment environments. This Risk Awareness Tool helps them to identify some of the special risks that arise in these environments, those that are linked to government failures. It covers such topics as obeying the law and
This publication presents the results of the first OECD investment policy review of Viet Nam. It finds that the progress Viet Nam has achieved in less than two decades in putting into place a legal framework and implementing policies that mobilise private investment, including international direct investment, to support economic growth and the prosperity of Viet Nam’s citizens has been remarkable. Starting from a situation in which
This publication presents comprehensive statistics on aid flows to agriculture. The analysis covers the years 2002-2007, including trends in donors’ aid, geographical focus of flows, and a broader picture of donors’ short and long term interventions to address food security issues.