Publications & Documents


  • 11-July-2013

    English

    Business start-up rates remain sluggish, new OECD data shows

    Business start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels – particularly in the Euro area – indicating that entrepreneurs may continue to be suffering from restrictive lending conditions, according to new OECD data released in the latest issue of Entrepreneurship at a Glance.

  • 10-July-2013

    English

    Workshop: Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship, the Triple Helix and Local Economic Development (London, UK)

    The creation of innovative new firms and the development of SME innovation are strongly influenced by the extent to which localities offer environments that favour the transfer of knowledge to local business and provide the other resources required for innovative firm development, including skills, finance, advice, and supply chain partners.

  • 1-July-2013

    English

    Central Asia Competitiveness Outlook and Policy Handbooks

    This Competitiveness Outlook examines the key policies that would increase competitiveness in Central Asia. Accompanying Policy Handbooks outline practical steps to help policymakers improve the business climate.

  • 26-June-2013

    English

    The Construction of a New International Economic Order

    To better integrate their economies into Global Value Chains, governments need a fine-tuned understanding of their dynamics and policies, and we have made considerable progress on this front. For example, we have learned that success in international markets depends as much on the capacity to import high-quality inputs as on the capacity to export: intermediate inputs account for over 2/3 of the goods and 70% of the services we trade.

  • 26-June-2013

    English

    Inaugural Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    This meeting will address high-level systematic approaches to responsible business conduct and identify priority areas for future action. In the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy, Her Excellency Dr. Dipu Moni, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Bangladesh, will open the Forum and participate in a special session on Bangladesh and the textile industry.

  • 21-June-2013

    English

    Skills Development and Training in SMEs

    The report discusses the results of the OECD “Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs” (TSME) project which examines access to training by SMEs across seven regions in six OECD countries: New Zealand, Poland, Belgium, UK, Turkey and Canada. The book analyses the policy issues related to both low access by SMEs, and how to recognise the increasing importance of informal training and skills development methods. The book

  • 14-June-2013

    English

    Southeast Asia: Training seminar on designing, developing and implementing sound investment policies

    Training seminar for government officials from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Viet Nam on how to design, develop, and implement sound investment policies to attract investment which will contribute to sustainable development.

  • 4-June-2013

    English

    OECD Secretary-General statement on events in Bangladesh

    The OECD is deeply saddened by the tragedy at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. Our hearts go out to all of those affected. This event is a dramatic wakeup call for the international textile industry, governments, and other stakeholders to address the risks before they result in tragedies such as this.

  • 3-June-2013

    English, PDF, 528kb

    Maintaining a Level Playing Field between Public and Private Business for Growth and Development: Background Report

    Document C/MIN(2013)18 from the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level - Paris, 29-30 May 2013

  • 3-June-2013

    English, PDF, 7,849kb

    Interconnected Economies: Benefiting From Global Value Chains

    Document C/MIN(2013)15 from the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level - Paris, 29-30 May 2013

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