The Korean innovation system is in many ways highly developed and has helped to underpin Korea’s rapid industrialisation. However, long-standing policy emphases on manufacturing and large firms are today in question. Structural problems - such as the relatively weak innovation performance of SMEs, a lagging services sector and limited domestic job creation among the industrial conglomerates - have led to a shift in policy priorities. This shift is crystallised in the current government’s Creative Economy Strategy, which entails a far-reaching set of measures aimed at fostering cutting-edge innovation and consolidating a knowledge-based economy increasingly driven by high-value services. This review addresses Korea’s industry and technology policies and institutions, and provides policy recommendations.
The Latin America and Caribbean-OECD Investment Initiative promotes dialogue and closer co-operation on pressing issues facing the investment policy community in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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This is a consolidated report covering investment measures taken between 16 September 2014 and 15 February 2015. The present report was prepared for the Freedom of Investment Roundtable 22 held on 17 March 2015.
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This is a consolidated report covering investment measures taken between 16 September 2013 and 15 February 2014. The present report was prepared for the Freedom of Investment Roundtable 20 held on 19 March 2014.
La Iniciativa América Latina y el Caribe-OCDE para la Inversión promueve el diálogo y la cooperación en temas prioritarios para los actores relacionados con políticas de inversión en la región.
Building on concrete examples, this book explores emerging topics in innovation policy for more inclusive and sustainable growth.
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The first in a series of country reports targeting the Central Asia and South Caucasus region, Responsible Business Conduct in Kazakhstan provides concise and basic information to investors on the existing responsible business conduct expectations in Kazakhstan.
The Myanmar government, in partnership with the OECD and ASEAN, has undertaken a review of its investment policies as part of an active programme of investment policy reforms to make the country a more attractive destination for investors.
This OECD Review of Innovation Policy in Croatia offers a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Croatia, focusing on the role of government. It suggests that EU integration opens a window of opportunity for strengthening Croatia's science, technology and innovation systems, and recommends that Croatia improve governance, rebalance the innovation mix and do more to foster business innovation.
The OECD has developed practical guidance for governments wishing to engage the private sector in water infrastructure. The guidance provides a coherent catalogue of policy directions in the form of a checklist for public action, including appropriate allocation of roles, risks and responsibilities, framework conditions and contractual arrangements necessary to make the best of private sector participation and to harness more