This paper reviews the steps in constructing composite indicators and their inherent weaknesses. It also offers suggestions on how to improve the transparency and use of composite indicators for analytical and policy purposes.
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This booklet brings together the results of work conducted in 2003 by the OECD on the issue of public sector transparency in international investment policy. This is part of a broader initiative to promote the role of international investment in economic development and to contribute to the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Parts of this booklet are taken from
This paper explores trade in goods by creating an indicator that estimates CO2 emissions related to domestic demand for 24 countries (responsible for 80% of global CO2 emissions) as a complement to the more common emission indicator used in the Kyoto Protocol
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This study by OECD and EIRIS presents internationally comparable information on an important trend in international business: the development and adoption of advanced environmental management practices.
This paper examines how measurement problems affect international comparisons of labour productivity.
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was h
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Summary of the discussion from the Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility which was held on 25 June 2003. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2003 Edition".
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The international business community's anti-corruption efforts are essential parts of broader systems for fighting corrupt business practices. This paper looks at anti-corruption material published on the websites of companies in UNCTAD’s list of top 100 non-financial multinational...
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The anti-corruption content of the Guidelines is broader than that of the Convention and the Revised Recommendation, as the Guidelines cover private sector bribery, solicitation of bribes and extortion. They also encourage companies to extend ...
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This report highlights a number of issues based on insights from SME owners and managers and builds on recently published OECD and EBRD reports. It identifies a number of actions needed in order to build further on the progress already made in improving the policy environment for SMEs.