Since the return to democracy in 1999, Nigeria has embarked upon an ambitious reform programme towards greater economic openness and liberalisation. As a result, gross domestic product growth picked up consistently, never going below 5% since 2003. Nigeria has become a top recipient of foreign direct investment in Africa, with inflows having surpassed those to South Africa since 2009. The federal government’s Transformation Agenda recognises private sector development as the main engine for economic growth and includes bold investment reforms. Growth has however not yet been translated into inclusive development and the investment climate still suffers from severe challenges.
This Investment Policy Review examines Nigeria’s investment policies in light of the OECD Policy Framework for Investment (PFI), a tool to mobilise investment in support of economic growth and sustainable development. It provides an assessment and policy recommendations on different areas of the PFI: investment policy; investment promotion and facilitation; trade policy; infrastructure investment; competition; corporate governance and financial sector development. It also includes a special chapter analysing the PFI in Lagos State. The Review follows on the request addressed by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria to the OECD Secretary-General in December 2011. It has been prepared in close co-operation with the Federal Government of Nigeria and Lagos State Government.
The ambitious post-2015 development agenda will require financing on an unprecedented scale. Sources of external finance beyond official development assistance are becoming increasingly important. What are these sources and instruments and how can they be used to address financing gaps to ensure that we meet our development goals?
Joint meeting of the OECD and Center for Global Prosperity to be held on 15 June 2015 entitled "Creating enabling environments for mobilising private financial flows for sustainable development"
Migration is one of the morally, politically, and economically defining issues of the 21st century. Some 25,000 souls have died trying to cross the Mediterranean since 2000, including over more than 1,500 so far in 2015, and many thousands more have perished in the Gulf of Aden and in the South Pacific.
7th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean / Innovation Policy in Panama / Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration - Costa Rica
Aujourd’hui, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, M. Ban Ki-moon, a appelé les pays de l’OCDE à faire en sorte que les grands sommets qui se tiendront cette année débouchent sur une nouvelle ère de développement durable.
This report reviews the experience of Panama in designing, implementing and evaluating innovation policy. It provides a comparative analysis of Panama’s innovation performance and reviews the design and implementation of the national innovation policy focusing on the National Plan (2010-2014). The review of the institutional setting, the policy mix and budget for innovation policy includes a comparison with the experience of two peer countries, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.
Written statement to the Development Committee from Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2015 Spring meetings in Washington, DC.
Pour les pays en développement, l'incertitude au niveau du financement peut venir ralentir les réformes de long terme. Pour les bailleurs de fonds, le manque de transparence rend plus difficile l’harmonisation des efforts. Afin de promouvoir la transparence, nous menons une enquête annuelle sur les plans de dépenses des donateurs.