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  • 28-June-2017

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    Responsible business conduct in government procurement practices

    Governments are the largest consumers in the global marketplace through the acquisition of goods, services and works to carry out their functions and to deliver services to citizens. This note sets a basis for reflection and discussion on the benefits and challenges of integrating RBC standards in public procurement.

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  • 28-June-2017

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    National action plans on business and human rights to enable policy coherence for responsible business conduct

    Policy coherence is crucial to ensure effective design and implementation of policies to promote responsible business conduct, including corporate respect of human rights. This note sets a basis for reflection and discussion on lessons learned from national action plans on business and human rights.

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  • 28-June-2017

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    Responsible business conduct and economic diplomacy tools

    Economic diplomacy, which refers to government services and support provided to business in foreign markets, has the potential to create incentives for business to behave responsibly. This note sets a basis for reflection and discussion on how responsible business conduct standards can be embedded in economic diplomacy.

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  • 20-June-2017


    Kazakhstan signs OECD agreement to strengthen investment climate and promote responsible business

    On 20 June 2017, Kazakhstan became the 48th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. Adherence signals Kazakhstan's commitment to provide a fair and transparent environment for international investment and willingness to encourage the positive contribution investment can make to economic, environmental and social progress.

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  • 20-juin-2017


    La Déclaration de l'OCDE et les Décisions sur l'investissement international et les entreprises multinationales

    La Déclaration de 1976 constitue un engagement au niveau politique par les gouvernements des pays membres et adhérents à améliorer le climat des investissements étrangers, favoriser la contribution positive que les entreprises multinationales peuvent apporter au progrès économique et social, et permettre de réduire au minimum et de résoudre les difficultés qui peuvent résulter de leurs diverses opérations.

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  • 15-June-2017


    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Kazakhstan 2017

    This review, which was prepared in response to Kazakhstan's 2012 request to adhere to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises (OECD Declaration), analyses the general framework for investment as well as most recent reforms, and shows where further efforts are necessary. It assesses Kazakhstan’s ability to comply with the principles of openness, transparency and non-discrimination and its policy convergence with the OECD Declaration, including responsible business conduct practices. Capitalising on the OECD Policy Framework for Investment, this review studies other policy areas that are of key relevance to investment such as SME policy, infrastructure development, trade policy as well as anti-corruption efforts. Since the first review of Kazakhstan, in 2012, the authorities have made strides in opening the country to international investment and in improving the policy framework for investment as part of their efforts to diversify the economy to avoid continued overreliance on oil. Additional policy measures are nevertheless required to create a stimulating environment for investment if the government wants to fulfil its goal of economic diversification and sustainable development.
  • 5-June-2017

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    OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements: Update on Developments to the G20, June 2017

    June 2017: This report responds to request by the G20 for an update on developments relating to the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and its review.

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  • 31-May-2017


    The empirics of enabling investment and innovation in renewable energy

    This working paper assesses the impact of climate mitigation policies and the quality of the investment environment on investment and innovation in renewable power in OECD and G20 countries. It also examines how countries’ investment environments interact with climate mitigation policies to influence investment and patent activity in renewable power.

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  • 30-May-2017


    For globalisation to work for all, you have to level the playing field first

    30/05/2017 - Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Financial and Enterprise Affairs, argues that key corporate and financial issues must be addressed if globalisation is to work better for all. These issues are examined in the new 2017 OECD Business and Finance Outlook.

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