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28/10/2019 - In the first half of 2019, global FDI flows decreased by 20% compared to the last half of 2018, to USD 572 billion. FDI flows dropped by 5% to USD 361 billion in Q1 2019 and by 42% to USD 210 billion in Q2 2019.
Welcome to the 2nd OECD Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development. We are particularly happy to be launching the first ‘FDI Qualities Indicators: Measuring the sustainable development impacts of investment’ and would like to thank the Netherlands and Switzerland for their support.
Paris, 23 October 2019: The Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development will launch the FDI Qualities Indicators, the outcome of phase 1 of a project to provide decision-makers with an actionable instrument to gauge the contribution of investment to sustainable development -- and discuss the conditions needed to maximise the contribution of private investment to achieving the 2030 Agenda and climate change objectives.
Paris, 22 October 2019: This workshop brought together heads of IPAs, senior investment promotion practitioners and policy makers from OECD and partner countries on 22 October 2019 in Paris for the fourth Meeting of the OECD IPA Network to share their experiences and discuss good practices on investment promotion and facilitation.
This report provides a common global framework for financial institutions to identify, respond to and publicly communicate on environmental and social risks associated with their clients.
Latvia has continued to improve its framework against bribery of foreign public officials and subsequent money laundering but the reforms need to translate into further effective enforcement, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
The OECD Anti-Corruption Division offers short-term internships of 2-6 months for qualified students. These internships provide students with the experience of working in an international organisation on anti-corruption issues and more specifically the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery is concerned by a request, issued by the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia, to open a parliamentary inquiry into corruption prosecutions of a current member of the National Council. The National Assembly, the upper chamber of the Slovenian Parliament, launched the inquiry to investigate what have been alleged to be political motives of the prosecutors and judges involved in these cases.
1-2 Octobre 2019 - Le premier Forum sur la confiance dans les entreprises a réuni des dirigeants du secteur privé, du gouvernement, des syndicats, des investisseurs, des universitaires et des représentants d’organisations de la société civile afin d'explorer le rôle changeant des entreprises et de concevoir des solutions pour renforcer la confiance dans les entreprises.
While foreign investment supports growth and development, creates jobs and enhances welfare, it carries a potential risk for the host country’s national security or public order. This is why international instruments and agreements recognise countries’ rights to manage such risks.