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  • 15-April-2019

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    Business investment and the Sustainable Development Goals

    The Addis Ababa Action Agenda recognises domestic and international private business as critical for the achievement of the SDGs. The OECD advises governments and business on actions they can take to ensure that these and other important development benefits of private business investment are fully realised.

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  • 9-April-2019

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    The contribution of international business investment to the Sustainable Development Goals: Key actors and recent trends

    This paper synthesises research on business investment, the Sustainable Development Goals, and recent investment trends in developing countries. It is a contribution to the OECD initiative on the Global Outlook on Financing for Sustainable Development.

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  • 12-March-2019

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    Investment policies related to national security and public order

    While foreign investment supports growth and development, creates jobs and enhances welfare, it carries a potential risk for the host country’s national security or public order. This is why international instruments and agreements recognise countries’ rights to manage such risks.

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  • 11-March-2019

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    Investment treaties and level playing fields

    Paris, 11 March 2019 - Calls for a level playing field are a growing challenge for trade and investment treaty policy makers. Debates at the 5th annual OECD Investment Treaty Conference will focus on how level playing field concerns interact with investment policy.

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  • 11-March-2019

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    FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index

    The FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index) measures statutory restrictions on foreign direct investment in 68 countries, including all OECD and G20 countries, and covers 22 sectors.

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  • 1-March-2019

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    OECD Working Papers on International Investment

    The international investment working paper series – including policies and trends and the broader implications of multinational enterprise – is designed to make available to a wide readership selected studies undertaken under the aegis of the OECD Investment Committee, by OECD staff, or by outside consultants working on OECD Investment Committee projects.

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  • 1-March-2019

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    The determinants of foreign Direct Investment - Do statutory restrictions matter?

    This paper sheds light on their potential costs in terms of foregone investments. Applying an augmented gravity model, covering 60 advanced and emerging countries over the period 1997–2016, it estimates the elasticity of bilateral FDI positions and cross-border M&A activity to FDI restrictions as measured by the OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index.

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  • 27-February-2019

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    National Contact Point peer reviews

    During the 2011 update of the Guidelines, NCPs agreed to reinforce their joint peer learning activities, and in particular, those involving voluntary peer reviews.

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  • 27-February-2019

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    OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises National Contact Point Peer Reviews: United States

    This document is the peer review report of the US National Contact Point (US NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines). The implementation procedures of the Guidelines require NCPs to operate in accordance with the core criteria of visibility, accessibility, transparency and accountability.

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  • 27-February-2019

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    OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises National Contact Point Peer Reviews: Canada

    This document is the peer review report of the Canadian National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines). The implementation procedures of the Guidelines require NCPs to operate in accordance with the core criteria of visibility, accessibility, transparency and accountability.

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