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This brochure contains the key findings from the publication "Sector specific sources of competitiveness in the Western Balkans". It examines the apparel manufacturing, automotive components and business process and technology outsourcing sectors in the Western Balkans, focusing on market competitiveness factors, industry key success factors and policy recommendations.
This report examines the apparel, automotive components and business process/technology outsourcing sectors in the western Balkans, focusing on competitiveness factors and including policy recommendations.
The economic crisis has generated an urgent need to restore confidence in our future and make the world economy stronger, cleaner and fairer. There is growing political consensus on the need to develop a set of common principles and standards in order to ensure a more stable and sustainable development of the global economy, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
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Building a workable framework for international investment policy requires developing a mutually-understood vocabulary for key policy terms. This fact-finding study, prepared in support of discussions at a March 2009 “Freedom of Investment” Roundtable hosted at the OECD, explores the meaning of three terms – essential security interests, public order and national security – that are used frequently in international policy dialogue,
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This statement outlines OECD's response to the crisis and OECD perspectives on the Development Committee agenda. It was presented at the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee meeting in Washington on 26 April 2009 by Mr. Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, and Mr. Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
In the midst of the deepest and most synchronised recession in our lifetimes, OECD's Gurría encourages a policy response which addresses the social impact of the crisis and repairs the financial system.
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The present crisis, the deepest and most widespread in our lifetimes, is causing economic hardship worldwide. This paper reviews the experience of earlier crises – whether national, international or sectoral – to understand better both the nature of the various investment policy responses and their implications for international investment and long-term sustainable growth. These policy responses are then compared with recent measures
Ce projet a pour but d'améliorer le climat des affaires des pays d’Afrique australe à travers un programme intégré de revues de la politique d’investissement, en se basant sur l’apprentissage par les pairs et le partage d’expérience nationales à un niveau régional.
Bodrum, Turkey. Discussions focused on investment policies in times of economic crisis, the OECD's strategc response to the crisis and the impact of the crisis on the countries of the South Caucasus and Ukraine.