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Organised in Paris on 20 March 2012, the 16th Roundtable discussed recent investment policy developments including discussions focused on investor-state dispute settlement.
We must improve mobility policies, foster energy technology and innovation and we must go seamless to improve efficiency and connectivity of transport. It is time to act now, to design, promote and put in place better transport policies for better lives!
Participants in this multi-stakeholder meeting were updated on the findings from interim progress reports on the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance's supplement on Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten.
This forum provided the first opportunity to introduce the finalised Gold Supplement to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, and discuss how best to implement it and tackle the unique challenges for carrying out due diligence on gold.
The review of the available data and indicators on GVCs in this paper shows the increasing importance of GVCs in today’s global economy, but at the same time clearly highlights some major shortcomings.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) requesting loans between 2007 and 2010 faced higher interest rates than for large companies. Loan conditions for SMEs included shortened maturities and increased demands for collateral, suggesting that banks considered smaller firms to be a higher risk.
This paper discusses the export performance of countries along the value chain by distinguishing upstream activities (i.e. the production of intermediate inputs) and more downstream activities (e.g. the final assembly of products).
This Investment Policy Review examines Colombia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
On the occasion of the 41st Session of the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), the OECD and the G20 are organising a special event on SME finance.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 1 November 2011 and 29 February 2012. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 24 May and 25 October 2011, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.