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Many spells in self-employment end within the first few years of business. This can be by choice to earn income in-between jobs, or it can be due to systematic barriers that prevent businesses from becoming sustainable. This Policy Brief was prepared by the LEED (Local Economic and Employment Development) Programme of the OECD with the financial support of the European Commission, D-G for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
The greatest puzzle today is that since the global crisis financial markets see so little risk, with asset prices rising everywhere in response to zero interest rates and quantitative easing, while companies that invest in the real economy appear see so much more risk. What can be happening?
This workshop highlighted the importance of responsible business conduct for sustainable development and how this involves the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. It was co-organised with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Co-operation (CAITEC).
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Chinese translation of the background note prepared for the workshop in China on responsible business conduct - 28 May 2015, Beijing, PR China
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Background note prepared for the workshop in China on responsible business conduct - 28 May 2015, Beijing, PR China
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Agenda prepared for the workshop in China on responsible business conduct - 28 May 2015, Beijing, PR China
The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the unique platform for a global conversation on strategies for transport in the 21st century. It took place in Leipzig, Germany from 27-29 May 2015, under the Presidency of New Zealand under the theme "Transport, Trade and Tourism".
This Investment Policy Review examines Nigeria's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
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.
Cette publication phare du Programme LEED sera la première d'une série qui mettra en lumière les dernières decouvertes sur les politiques pour le soutien à la création d'emplois, dans un format conviviable et accessible aux décideurs politiques (au niveau national, régional et local), practiciens et membres de la société civile. Seront compris dans la publication un groupe de fiches pays, illustrant des nouvelles données sur l'offre et la demande des compétences au niveau des petites régions (TL3). La publication traitera d'une facon transversale les différentes thématiques du Programme LEED, avec comme objectif d'apporter un complément et une valeur ajoutée par rapport à des publications plus spécifiques et qui traitent des problématiques plus en profondeur.