The fight against corruption is one of the most important challenges facing the international community. This is not only a moral battle. It is also a stride for business efficiency, the effectiveness of the public administration, and ultimately for growth and development, said OECD Secretary-General.
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This is a consolidated report covering investment measures taken between 15 February 2008 and 15 February 2013. The present report was prepared for the Freedom of Investment Roundtable 18 held on 20 March 2013.
Government, business, trade and civil society representatives came together at this panel session to discuss the first year of implementation following the 2011 Update of the Guidelines.
We are witnessing an increasingly worrying disconnect between buoyant financial markets on the one hand and a stubbornly weak real economy leading to uncertain prospects for companies, and enduring economic hardship for people, said OECD Secretary-General.
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Despite a 22% increase in the last quarter, global FDI flows in 2012 declined by 14% to USD 1.4 trillion compared to 2011 figures, according to preliminary estimates in the April 2013 issue of FDI in Figures.
L'aide au développement a reculé de 4 % en valeur réelle en 2012, après avoir baissé de 2 % en 2011. Dans plusieurs pays, la poursuite de la crise financière et des turbulences dans la zone euro a conduit les pouvoirs publics à donner un tour de vis budgétaire, décision qui a eu un impact direct sur l'aide versée aux pays pauvres.
This report provides a comparative overview of common standards and key features of specialised anti-corruption institutions and comprehensive descriptions of 19 anti-corruption institutions operating in different parts of the world, presented in a comparable framework.
The Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (EDIF) supports the development of SMES, particularly innovative and high-growth SMEs, in the Western Balkan economies.
The Steering Committee is responsible for guiding the work of the Western Balkans Regional Competitiveness Initiative.
This report makes the case for a stronger deployment of renewable energies, especially solar and wind, in the Middle East and North Africa and identifies the appropriate support policies required to stimulate the necessary private investment.