The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-OECD Investment Programme fosters dialogue and experience sharing between OECD countries and Southeast Asian economies on issues relating to the business and investment climate.
Regional dialogue on investment policy
Regional dialogue allows for experience sharing on investment policy design, implementation and harmonisation. It offers a platform for individual economies to disseminate the results of their investment policy reviews and contribute to the identification of best practices.
Investment policy reviews
Investment policy reviews are usually undertaken by governments looking to identify and implement investment policy reforms that will make their country a more attractive destination for investors. These reviews are undertaken jointly by the OECD and the government of the country concerned based on the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI).
The OECD and ASEAN work closely together to promote these reviews which help to stimulate sustained and deepened relations with Asia’s most important regional economic community:
Investment policy training
To complement country reviews and regional dialogue, the OECD holds investment policy training seminars. These capacity-building seminars assist government officials in South East Asia to design, develop and implement sound investment policies. These seminars build on the PFI and OECD’s experience gained from the investment policy reviews undertaken in Southeast Asia, Central and South Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The first training seminar was held in Da Nang, Viet Nam in June 2013.
The topics typically covered by such seminars are:
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Any questions should be addressed to Mr. Stephen Thomsen