Investment policy

Focus

WTO-OECD-UNCTAD call on G20 governments to send policy messages that boost public and investor confidence by adopting measures that serve genuine public policy goals, and that are not used as a cover for hidden protectionism.
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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría writes about investment treaties on the OECD Insights blog.
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3-5 November 2014, Kinshasa - This meeting will provide the opportunity to review and discuss implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism, and other initiatives to enable responsible mineral supply chains. Issues pertinent to the tin, tantalum and tungsten (3Ts) and gold supply chains will be addressed during the Forum.
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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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