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For many countries rich in oil, gas and minerals, development remains an elusive goal. The rich get richer, the poor stay poor, inequality rises, economies stagnate, corruption flourishes and conflict deepens.
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The report reviews different approaches to making the economic case for improved management of environment and natural resources in national planning.
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Given the very frequent occurrence of the umbrella clause in modern investment treaties, and the different language used in these treaties, this paper aims to improve an understanding of the interpretations of this clause.
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This working paper summarises information available in the public domain about investor-state dispute settlement in the infrastructure sectors.
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This study analyses the impact of democratic decentralisation on the chances of socially excluded groups to participate in newly created local governance institutions in three Indian states.
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This working paper sets out lessons from emerging markets for EU assession countries.
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The general benefits of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), and the potential of FDI as a tool for regional economic development in particular, are commonly recognised by policy makers and analysts. This study concluded that FDI generally supports growth in developing, emerging and transition economies, irrespective of their initial state of development.
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This study was prepared by Dr Gabor Hunya for an OECD Conference on "FDI in South East Europe - Implementing Best Policy Practices" which was held in Vienna on 8-9 November 2000 under the SEE Compact for Reform, Investment, Integrity and Growth.
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December 2000. Because of its size, China's "open door policy" launched twenty years ago constitutes a unique and vast laboratory for the study of major structural changes in China and the world economy.
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July 2000. This working paper on FDI in Lithuania, and the evolution of the underlying institutional framework, examines the main policy changes made to create a hospitable business environment in the country.