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This report highlights a number of issues raised by SME owners and managers and builds on recently published OECD-EBRD reports (2001, 2002). It identifies a number of actions needed in order to continue the progress already made in improving the policy environment for SMEs.
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This booklet comprises two main sections: "Guiding Principles for Policies toward attracting FDI" and "Assessing FDI Incentive Policies: A Checklist". See also, "Incentives for attracting FDI".
The 2003 edition of this publication includes an update of recent trends and prospects in international direct investment and provides analyses of investment policy questions of topical interest.
8 September 2003, Geneva. The primary purpose of this inaugural meeting was to discuss with key partners issues related to attracting and utilising investment as a vehicle for growth and development in Africa.
The OECD has produced a considerable amount of analytical work addressing the issue of incentives for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). This list, compiled in the context of a 2002 project undertaken by the Investment Committee, provides an overview of this work which is indicative, rather than exhaustive, of the large body of work undertaken by several OECD bodies in this area.
China’s scorecard for attracting foreign investment reads like this: Trying hard, doing well, but could do even better.
This study records and evaluates the development so far of an enabling environment for FDI and suggests policy options designed to improve it further. Foreign investors were initially attracted to China by cheap land and labour, the promise of a large market and, to some extent, by fiscal incentives. To sustain and increase large-scale FDI inflows, it is now necessary
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December 2000. Because of its size, China's "open door policy" launched twenty years ago constitutes a unique and vast laboratory for the study of major structural changes in China and the world economy.
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The analysis and assessments in this report provide valuable insights into the key issues confronting SME owners and managers in Albania, and the challenges for policy makers.
25 June 2003, Paris, France. In conjunction with the 2003 Annual Meeting, National Contact Points held a Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility which focused on enhancing the role of business in the fight against corruption.