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This brochure provides an overview of the challenges facing all countries, rich and poor, developing and developed, and the contribution of the OECD in the field of international investment.
Three new OECD publications study the role of industry, services and the public sector in the present world economy.
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Summary report from the first annual meeting of the National Contact Points of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises held on 18 June 2001.
Since regaining its independence in 1990, Lithuania has undergone a remarkable economic transformation. By the end of 2000, this process had been greatly stimulated by the inflow of some US$2.3 billion in foreign direct investment. FDI has contributed to green-field investment, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the privatisation of state-owned-enterprises. Creating favourable conditions for FDI has been a core element of
Special Issue of the Science, Technology and Industry Outlook
This paper presents international comparisons of the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to output and productivity growth during the 1990s.
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July 2001. Country assessment and action plan. This report was prepared in response to a request from, and in co-operation with, the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
At its 99th session on 5-6 July 2001 the Council Working Party held in depth discussion on the evolution of the world shipbuilding markets, their underlying policies and how to follow up the instructions given to the OECD by the 2001 meeting of t...
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This article covers trends in foreign direct investment throughout the 1980s and 1990s and the policy developments that have accompanied these trends. It also discusses the impact of FDI on the three pillars of sustainable development - economic growth, environmental protection and social development, the response of firms to increased public concerns regarding sustainability, how these responses can contribute to sustainable
Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries.