Investment policy


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.