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  • 3-August-2015

    English

    When businesses are bad, who you gonna call?

    Most businesses are good. They pay their taxes, they create employment, they abide by the laws, and they generally contribute to the societies in which they operate. But what can be done when businesses behave badly? This blog discusses the National Contact Points, the unique grievance mechanism of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and how could be improved to better fulfill their potential.

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  • 27-July-2015

    English

    OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment - 4th Edition

    This edition provides operational guidelines on how foreign direct investment (FDI) activity should be measured and sets the world standard for direct collecting investment statistics.

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  • 22-juillet-2015

    Français

    Podium : La République tchèque et la quatrième révolution industrielle

    La République tchèque se distingue depuis longtemps par sa capacité d’innovation et sa créativité. Après tout, elle est la patrie de l’écrivain Karel Čapek, qui a inventé le mot « robot » en 1921. Soixante-dix ans plus tard, Jan et Zdenak Sverak définissaient la créativité tchèque dans leur film L’École élémentaire, nominé aux Oscars, à travers le personnage du bricoleur sachant tout faire, tout réparer.

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  • 22-July-2015

    English

    Mobilising investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure

    Investments in clean energy infrastructure need to be scaled up to support the broader development, economic and climate agenda. This will require leveraging private investment, however investment in this area remains constrained by barriers, including market and government failures. This page describes what tools the OECD provides to governments to create an enabling environment for investment flows to clean energy infrastructure.

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  • 21-July-2015

    English

    Meeting on the Investment Policy Framework for the Southern African Development Community

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) partnered with the OECD in 2013 to create an Investment Policy Framework (IPF) specific to the SADC region. The framework is now been finalised and this meeting set the implementation priorities for SADC member states over the coming months.

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  • 17-juillet-2015

    Français

    Pallier la pénurie d'entrepreneurs 2014 - Politiques d'entrepreneuriat inclusif en Europe

    Pallier la pénurie d'entrepreneurs 2014 est la seconde édition de la série de rapports annuels qui fournissent des données et une analyse des politiques sur l’entreprenariat inclusif, et de ses obstacles, ciblés sur les groupes sociaux à travers les pays de l’Union européenne. L’entreprenariat inclusif implique le marché des start-ups et le travail indépendant qui contribuent à la croissance économique et à l’inclusion sociale – notamment pour les jeunes, les femmes, les seniors, les immigrés et les chômeurs. En plus d’inspirer les pratiques pour les politiques publics, cette publication contient des chapitres thématiques spéciaux sur l’entreprenariat des minorités ethniques,  des systèmes de sécurité sociale pro-entreprenariat et du soutien de l’entreprenariat pour les chômeurs.

  • 16-July-2015

    English

    Regional investment: Time to cooperate

    There is strength in unity but when it comes to regional co-operation to enhance development, this lesson can be lost. This blog post examines how regions such as the Southern African Community for Development (SADC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) use the Policy Framework for Investment to enhance their investment policies and to attract investment that works for the development of the region as a whole.

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  • 15-July-2015

    English

    OSAA-OECD high-level event on leveraging pension funds for financing infrastructure development in Africa

    Addis Ababa - Part of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, this event explored strategies to leverage Africa’s pension funds and other sources of private financing to develop Africa’s infrastructure. Ways to improve the investment climate in Africa using the recently updated Policy Framework for Investment were also be addressed.

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  • 13-July-2015

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    Responsible supply chains in the textile and garment sector

    In the wake of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh in 2013, initiatives to strengthen regulation of global supply chains in the textile and garment sector have multiplied. Tackling the issues involved requires sustained collaboration among industry, government, worker organisations and civil society. This project aims to promote such collaboration as well as the harmonisation of existing standards in the sector.

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  • 10-July-2015

    English

    Financing for development? Show me the money!

    In 2009, Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo published her book, “Dead Aid”, which shocked much of the international development community by claiming that ‘traditional’ systems of official development assistance (ODA) to Africa were not delivering, and arguing why we must find alternatives. This article looks at where we are at today.

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