Investment treaties are often thought to be silent on investors’ responsibilities to host societies and on their contributions to sustainable development. This paper establishes a factual and statistical basis for understanding the relationship between investment treaty law and governments’ ability to advance the sustainable development agenda and promote responsible business conduct.
These country reports present an overview of investment trends and policies in the countries reviewed. This can include investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation, infrastructure, competition policy, trade policy, tax policy, corporate governance, responsible business conduct, public governance, and human resources.
Since the start of the crisis, a growing number of OECD countries have been reporting declining inward and outward FDI, a phenomenon that could be described as ‘investment de-globalisation’. Governments must take immediate and vigorous action to reverse such trends by removing unnecessary barriers and complexities that hinder investment, said OECD Secretary-General.
This seminar investigated how changes made in key policy areas at national, regional and international levels can help generate more and better private investment in Africa’s infrastructure.
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the OECD, and to be here with you to discuss the challenge of financing infrastructure in Africa.
Esta conferencia abordará cuestiones clave en materia de inversión en infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe. Fomentará el debate entre funcionarios públicos, expertos internacionales y otras partes interesadas sobre recomendaciones concretas de políticas públicas que maximicen las oportunidades y hagan frente a los desafíos de la región.
Le Cadre d'action pour l'investissement agricole est un outil souple qui aide les gouvernements à évaluer leurs politiques d'investissement dans les dix domaines essentiels à la création d'un environnement attractif pour les investisseurs et à améliorer les avantages pour le développement de l'investissement agricole.
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This brochure describes the OECD Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure, a non-prescriptive tool to help policy makers identify ways to mobilise private investment in clean energy infrastructure.
There have been inaccurate reports that the OECD has announced an investigation into G4S, a UK company that provides security equipment and services. It is in fact the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines of Multinational Enterprises that is looking at a complaint.
Welcomed by the OECD Secretary-General, more than 60 ministers and high-level participants met to discuss how to integrate principles of responsible business conduct throughout government policies to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.