Reports


  • 8-January-2013

    English, PDF, 1,521kb

    Downstream Implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

    This final report on the one-year pilot implementation of the OECD Guidance focuses on how companies implement due diligence in the supply chains of tin, tantalum, and tungsten, especially as the due diligence relates to minerals potentially sourced from Africa’s Great Lakes Region.

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  • 21-décembre-2012

    Français

    Science, technologie et industrie : Perspectives de l'OCDE 2012

    À partir des dernières informations et indicateurs disponibles, cet ouvrage examine les principales tendances politiques et les performances des pays de l’OCDE et de grandes économies émergentes dans un certain nombre de domaines liés à la science et à l’innovation.

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  • 19-December-2012

    English

    Report: Boosting local entrepreneurship and enterprise creation in Lombardy Region (Italy)

    Entrepreneurship and the development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are key drivers of economic growth and job creation. The OECD review series on Boosting Local Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation, of which this study is a part, examines the capacity of local economies to support successful new enterprise creation and the growth of small enterprises.

  • 5-November-2012

    English, PDF, 835kb

    Inventory of investment measures taken between 1 March and 15 September 2012

    This report covers investment measures taken between 1 March and 15 September 2012. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 31 May and 31 October 2012, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.

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  • 17-October-2012

    English

    Sustainable Materials Management - Making Better Use of Resources

    Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is increasingly recognised as a policy approach that can make a key contribution to green growth and the challenges that are posed by sustained global economic and demogarphic growth. One of the key challenges of the SMM approach is to effectively address the environmental impacts that can occur along the life-cycle of materials, which frequently extends across borders and involves a multitude of different economic actors.   This book outlines a series of policy principles for SMM, examines how to set and use targets for SMM, and explores various policy instruments for SMM.  In addition it provides examples of policy action plans from the UK and the Netherlands, before presenting a series of conclusions and recommendations.
  • 11-October-2012

    English, PDF, 2,637kb

    Steelmaking Raw Materials: Market and Policy Developments

    The objective of this report is to summarise key developments pertaining to steelmaking raw material markets and policies by bringing together work conducted recently under the auspices of the OECD Steel Committee. The report is organised around two broad areas: market issues and government policies.

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  • 7-September-2012

    English

    Market Development for Green Cars

    This report reviews government policies and attempts to provide a better understanding of the growing market for green vehicles as well as new analytical instruments to identify measures that could be designed to foster the uptake of green cars.

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  • 18-July-2012

    English

    Gold Supplement to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

    This guidance addresses the unique due diligence challenges posed by gold, such as its intrinsic high-value and fungible nature, the non-linear structure of its supply chain, and its multiple downstream uses.

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  • 2-July-2012

    English

    NCP Mediation Manual

    The National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) are set up by governments adhering to the Guidelines. One of their main roles is to assist in the resolution of issues arising from alleged non-observance of the Guidelines. This manual explains this role.

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  • 31-May-2012

    English

    Aid for investment in infrastructure in Africa

    This project aims to better understand how aid can leverage private investment in Africa’s infrastructure. Given the importance of investment in this sector, it analyses how aid can help African governments improve the enabling environment and mitigating the risks to investors.

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