Publications & Documents


  • 23-July-2014

    English

    Investment Treaty Law, Sustainable Development and Responsible Business Conduct: A Fact Finding Survey, International Investment Working Paper 2014/1

    Investment treaties are often thought to be silent on investors’ responsibilities to host societies and on their contributions to sustainable development. This paper establishes a factual and statistical basis for understanding the relationship between investment treaty law and governments’ ability to advance the sustainable development agenda and promote responsible business conduct.

  • 23-July-2014

    English

    OECD Investment Policy Reviews

    These country reports present an overview of investment trends and policies in the countries reviewed. This can include investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation, infrastructure, competition policy, trade policy, tax policy, corporate governance, responsible business conduct, public governance, and human resources.

  • 18-July-2014

    English

    Nanotechnology and Tyres - Greening Industry and Transport

    New nanomaterials offer promising avenues for future innovation, which can contribute towards the sustainability and resource efficiency of the tyre industry. Yet uncertainty over environmental health and safety (EHS) risks appears to be a main and continuous concern for the development of new nanomaterials in tyre production, even for those closest to market. Lack of sector-specific guidance represents a major gap.

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  • 17-July-2014

    English

    Global value chains offer opportunities for growth, jobs and development, but more must be done so all countries and firms can participate equally, according to a new OECD-WTO-World Bank Group report

    Global Value Chains (GVCs) are a dominant feature of the world economy that impact growth, jobs and development, but numerous challenges remain to ensure that all countries and all firms have the opportunity to participate and benefit.

  • 15-July-2014

    English

    OECD-AfDB seminar on addressing policy impediments to private investment in African infrastructure

    This seminar investigated how changes made in key policy areas at national, regional and international levels can help generate more and better private investment in Africa’s infrastructure.

  • 15-July-2014

    English

    Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014

    This fourth edition of Entrepreneurship at a Glance presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship and its determinants, produced by the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme. The 2014 edition contains new indicators at the regional level, and a thematic chapter on innovation activities by firms of different size.

  • 11-July-2014

    English

    OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014

    This twentieth edition of the Agricultural Outlook, and the tenth prepared jointly with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), provides market projections to 2023 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish across 41 countries and 12 regions: OECD member countries (European Union as a region), key non-OECD agricultural producers (such as India, China, Brazil, Russian Federation and Argentina) and groups of

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  • 7-July-2014

    Spanish

    América Latina y el Caribe: Conferencia sobre la inversión en infraestructura

    Esta conferencia abordaró cuestiones clave en materia de inversión en infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe. Fomentaró el debate entre funcionarios públicos, expertos internacionales y otras partes interesadas sobre recomendaciones concretas de políticas públicas que maximicen las oportunidades y hagan frente a los desafíos de la región.

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  • 7-July-2014

    English

    Latin America and Caribbean: Conference on infrastructure investment

    This conference addressed key questions on investment in infrastructure and transport in Latin America and the Caribbean. It brought together policymakers, international experts and other interested stakeholders to discuss concrete policy recommendations to maximise the opportunities and address the challenges in the region.

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  • 7-July-2014

    English

    Small businesses continue to face finance constraints despite economic recovery

    Financing conditions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain a pressing concern in many countries, according to a new OECD report.

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