International investment agreements reinforce domestic liberalisation and underpin legal security for investment. Recently, a "new generation" of bilateral and regional investment agreements has emerged, together with a growing body of jurisprudence. The present publication includes four surveys which have been developed to support the work programme of the OECD Investment Committee on legal and policy issues arising from
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This working paper provides background information on what multilateral instruments have influenced or supported the Multinational Enterprises Guidelines and more.
The OECD Investment Committee invited consultation partners to provide answers to a list of questions derived from analytical work that looks at some of the generic ethics issues raised by investments in weak governance zones and also contains a case study of investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held on 15-16 June 2005. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2005 Edition".
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A recurrent theme of OECD work on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises is that corporate responsibility goes hand-in-hand with government responsibility. The current document summarises the results of a multi-stakeholder dialogue that has sought to provide inputs to an answer on the following central question: Do companies have different roles and responsibilities when operating in weak governance zones, where
In addition to reporting on trends and recent developments in international investment, this publication focuses on the Policy Framework for Investment, Public-Private Partnerships in the utilities sector and the role of development assistance in mobilising investment in Vietnam.
This book provides an overview of the main tools and approaches available to enterprises wishing to put the Environment chapter of the OECD Guidelines into practice. Its numerous examples of companies’ experience with these tools show that sound environmental management is an integral part of sound business.
China needs to make wide-ranging changes in the way it runs its public and private sectors if it is to continue on a stable growth path leading to full integration into the world economy, according to a new report from the OECD.
The OECD Workshop on the Globalisation of Production, to be held in Paris on 15-16/11/2005, aims to examine some of the major challenges related to measuring and analysing the impact of the globalisation of production on employment, productivity and economic growth
This study quantifies the contribution of foreign affiliates to productivity growth using a growth accounting approach and compares the presence of foreign affiliates across OECD countries. The analysis confirms that foreign affiliates can make an important contribution to productivity growth.