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  • 9-June-2015

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    Overcoming barriers to international investment in clean energy, Investment Insights - June 2015

    Protectionism and local content requirements are holding back investment in clean energy and thus undermining the fight against climate change. This Investment Insights puts forward policy options for mobilising investment in clean energy and restoring order and confidence in international markets.

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  • 9-June-2015

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    Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy

    The perceived potential of clean energy to support employment in the post-crisis recovery context has led several OECD and emerging economies to design green industrial policies aimed at protecting domestic manufacturers, notably through local-content requirements (LCRs). These typically require solar or wind developers to source a specific share of jobs, components or costs locally. Such requirements have been designed or implemented in the solar- and wind-energy sectors in at least 21 countries, including 16 OECD countries and emerging economies, mostly since 2009.

    Empirical evidence gathered in this report shows however that LCRs have actually hindered international investment across the solar PV and wind-energy value chains, by increasing the cost of inputs for downstream activities. This report also takes stock of other measures that can restrict international investment in solar PV and wind energy, such as trade remedies and technical barriers. This report provides policy makers with evidence-based analysis to guide their decisions in designing clean-energy support policies.

  • 8-June-2015

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    International investment news

    The OECD regularly publishes analysis on key developments and trends in global FDI flows using the most recent FDI statistics and data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We also disseminate the results of all investment-related work underway at the OECD.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    The Policy Framework for Investment - From Advice to Action

    This brochure provides basic information about the Policy Framework for Investment, the most comprehensive and systematic approach for improving investment conditions ever developed. The PFI was updated in 2015 ‌to reflect new global economic fundamentals and to integrate the numerous lessons learnt through the use of the PFI since 2006.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    OECD Ministers reinforce importance of investment for strong, green and inclusive growth

    The OECD’s Annual Meeting at Ministerial Level reinforced member governments’ support across a broad range of key OECD work.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    2015 Update of the Policy Framework for Investment

    An updated version of the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) was released in 2015. The update reflects new global economic fundamentals that have emerged over the last 10 years and takes into account the numerous lessons learnt through the use of the PFI, particularly in developing and emerging economies.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    The Policy Framework for Investment (PFI)

    The Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) is a non-prescriptive tool for improving investment policy for development. It helps governments to design and implement policy reforms to create a truly attractive, robust and competitive environment for domestic and foreign investment.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    OECD Ministers launch new framework to boost sustainable investment

    OECD Ministers have endorsed updated guidelines to help national governments and regional groups create the right conditions to attract domestic and foreign investment.

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  • 3-June-2015

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    How international investment is shaping the global economy: social, economic, and policy perspectives

    This compilation of blogs written about the social, economic, and policy aspects of international investment. This compilation was prepared for the OECD's 2015 Ministerial Council Meeting.

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  • 3-June-2015

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    Recommendation of the Council on the Policy Framework for Investment

    The OECD Council recommends use of the Framework: to facilitate coherence for better policy formulation and implementation; as a tool for self-evaluation, peer reviews, knowledge and experience sharing, regional co-operation, and multilateral discussions on investment-related policies; and, as a source of international good practices on investment climate reforms.

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