After extensive consultations in the early stages of development, the draft text of the Policy Framework for Investment was made available for public comment through an online consultation between 16 January and 22 February 2006.
A first Compendium was prepared in 2000. It collected and classified information on the activities of international bodies and institutions targeted at SMEs. A new style Compendium II has just been released, and involves much more than an update of the first Compendium...
How governments can help entrepreneurs get the funds to develop their business was the focus of a high-level international conference in Brasilia from 27 – 30 March 2006, organised jointly by the OECD and Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.
This study shows how knowledge-intensive services activities (KISAs) contribute to the acquisition and growth capabilities of firms and public sector organisations.
Despite the attention that offshore outsourcing currently demands in the public media, there is little empirical evidence on its economic impact. This paper surveys the empirical literature on offshore outsourcing and its productivity effects.
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This working paper summarises information available in the public domain about investor-state dispute settlement in the infrastructure sectors.
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This working paper deals with issues related to the quality of arbitral awards; examines issues related to multiple and parallel proceedings and explores the merits of consolidation of claims; and deals with challenges of jurisdictional nature.
This high-level Summit was jointly organised with the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. It advanced the global SME and entrepreneurship agenda by bringing together the key stakeholders: SMEs, the financial community and policy makers.
This Symposium, organised jointly by ICSID, OECD and UNCTAD, enabled non-governmental actors to share their perspectives on emerging investment arbitration issues identified by governments and their international organisations; to explore and advance the agenda which developed and developing country parties to investment agreements have in common; and to consider ways for the three organisations and other interested institutions to
This book provides an account of what the 39 adhering governments have been doing to enhance the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to the improved functioning of the global economy. It also provides an overview of corporate responsibility in the developing world.