Investment policy

Focus

31 October 2014 - The OECD is inviting public comment on the revised chapters of the PFI via an online public consultation which will run until 15 December 2014.
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Global FDI flows collapsed with the global financial crisis in 2008 and remain 40% below pre-crisis levels. A major reason for this is the EU. While FDI flows in the rest of the world recovered by 2010, the EU continues to struggle due to structural factors that are undermining the quality of the EU’s investment environment. This paper analyses why and puts forward policy options.
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06/11/2014 - In their 12th report to the G20, the organisations, while noting that the findings regarding investment measures are encouraging, remain concerned about the growing stock of restrictive trade measures.
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Weak national policy frameworks discourage both foreign and domestic investment. The OECD helps governments to design investment policy tools and initiatives to develop stronger business climates.  

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Investment Instruments

These legal instruments spearhead efforts to develop international rules relating to capital movements, international investment and trade in services. 


Freedom of Investment

The Freedom of Investment process brings together some 55 governments to develop guidance for open, transparent and non-discriminatory investment policies.


International investment agreements

The work of the OECD aims to enhance the understanding of emerging legal and policy issues relating to international investment agreements.

 


Policy Framework for Investment

Currently under review, the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) is the most comprehensive and systematic approach for improving investment conditions ever developed.

 

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