Policy Briefs


  • 7-July-2015

    English, PDF, 640kb

    OECD-SADC Policy Brief: Addressing development challenges in Southern Africa

    Private investment is a powerful development enabler, however governments need sound policy frameworks to enhance its development benefits. This policy brief describes how, working with the OECD, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has created the SADC Investment Policy Framework (IPF) which provides a roadmap for investment policy reform in five areas having a strong bearing on the investment climate in the region.

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  • 1-June-2015

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    Policy Brief on Sustaining Self-employment

    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.

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  • 30-April-2015

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    United States Policy Brief: Improving SME Financing for Stronger Growth and Job Creation

    Seven years after the global financial crisis, lending to US small businesses is still below the precrisis levels and credit conditions remain tight for many of these firms. A more diversified set of options for SME financing should continue to be pursued to support long-term investment and reverse the trend decline in the number of start-ups.

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  • 31-March-2015

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    Indonesia Policy Brief: Investment - Upgrading Indonesia's Infrastructure

    Infrastructure investment in Indonesia was seriously impaired by the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Indonesia plans to increase investment sharply through both public spending and private finance. Yet, Indonesia lacks suitable long-term investment vehicles and capital markets are still developing.

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  • 18-August-2014

    English

    Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Policy briefs

    A series of short reports aimed at policy makers examine issues and policies instruments related to inclusive entrepreneurs policy. The key message of these briefs is that there is under-exploited potential among entrepreneurs from non-mainstream groups and that there are many examples of specially tailored policies that are successful in increasing participation that can serve as models for others.

  • 27-March-2009

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    Keeping markets open at times of economic crisis

    As a global economic crisis risks becoming a crisis of globalisation, this policy brief looks at the recent performance of trade and FDI, protectionist risks, appropriate policies and the role of the OECD.

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  • 10-mars-2008

    Français, , 223kb

    Synthèses : Incidence de l’impôt sur l’investissement direct étranger

    Presque tous les gouvernements sont désireux d’attirer l’investissement direct étranger (IDE). Celui-ci peut générer de nouveaux emplois, apporter de nouvelles technologies et, plus généralement, promouvoir la croissance et l’emploi. L’augmentation nette du revenu intérieur qui en résulte est partagée par le secteur public par l’imposition des salaires et bénéfices des sociétés sous contrôle étranger et éventuellement par le biais

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  • 12-octobre-2006

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    Synthèses : Cadre d’action pour l’investissement

    L’investissement privé est indispensable à la croissance économique, au développement durable et à la réduction de la pauvreté. Il accroît la capacité de production d’une économie, favorise la création d’emplois, contribue à l’innovation et aux nouvelles technologies et dope la croissance du revenu. Mais, surtout en Afrique et dans les pays en développement, le volume de l’investissement privé est insuffisant pour répondre aux besoins

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