Publications & Documents


  • 3-July-2014

    English

    Evaluation of Industrial Policy: Methodological Issues and Policy Lessons

    While there has been a recent revival of interest in industrial policy around the world, systematic evidence of efficacy is relatively scarce. This report considers recent evidence from the evaluation of industrial policy. It focuses on three specific policy areas: support for R&D, capital market interventions (with a focus on risk capital), and public procurement for innovation.

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  • 3-July-2014

    English

    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Colombia 2014

    This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Colombia, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.

    The Overall assessment and recommendations is also available in French and Spanish.

  • 1-July-2014

    English

    New Investment Approaches for Addressing Social and Economic Challenges

    This paper aims to provide an introduction to and overview of the social investment market for policy makers. Social investment is the provision of finance to organisations with the explicit expectation of a social, as well as financial, return. It has become increasingly relevant in today’s economic environment as social challenges have mounted while public funds in many countries are under pressure.

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  • 1-July-2014

    English, PDF, 643kb

    Brochure on investment in clean energy infrastructure

    This brochure describes the OECD Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure, a non-prescriptive tool to help policy makers identify ways to mobilise private investment in clean energy infrastructure.

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  • 30-June-2014

    English

    OECD statement on specific instance of UK National Contact Point regarding G4S

    There have been inaccurate reports that the OECD has announced an investigation into G4S, a UK company that provides security equipment and services. It is in fact the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines of Multinational Enterprises that is looking at a complaint.

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  • 26-June-2014

    English

    Informal ministerial meeting on responsible business conduct

    Welcomed by the OECD Secretary-General, more than 60 ministers and high-level participants met to discuss how to integrate principles of responsible business conduct throughout government policies to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.

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  • 26-June-2014

    English, PDF, 2,599kb

    Fact finding survey on investment treaty law, sustainable development responsible business conduct

    This survey was presented at the Informal ministerial meeting on responsible business conduct held in Paris on 26 June 2014.

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  • 26-June-2014

    English, PDF, 117kb

    Ministerial Communiqué on Responsible Business Conduct

    Communiqué by Ministers participating in the informal ministerial meeting on responsible business conduct that took place at the OECD on 26 June 2014.

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  • 26-June-2014

    English, PDF, 236kb

    Statement by the National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - One Year After Rana Plaza

    This statement was adopted by National Contact Points on 25 June 2014 during their 15th Meeting.

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  • 26-June-2014

    English

    Moving beyond rhetoric: Responsibility in practice

    This Global Forum plays an important role as the tool for on-going dialogue on responsible business conduct. I am pleased to announce that today, Ministers from over 20 countries are coming together to discuss how to integrate responsibility considerations throughout government policies. Their work will contribute to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.

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