Publications & Documents


  • 31-May-2012

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    Aid for investment in infrastructure in Africa

    This project aims to better understand how aid can leverage private investment in Africa’s infrastructure. Given the importance of investment in this sector, it analyses how aid can help African governments improve the enabling environment and mitigating the risks to investors.

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  • 31-May-2012

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    Green Innovation in Tourism (Rio de Janeiro)

    The event will provide an overview of the concept of green innovation, the main obstacles from a private and public sector perspective, and help identify ways of overcoming them.

  • 31-May-2012

    English

    72nd Session of the OECD Steel Committee

    At the Steel Committee meeting held in Paris on 31 May – 1 June 2012, government and industry delegates from OECD and non-OECD economies discussed the recent slowdown occurring in global steel demand and prospects for the steel industry. Participants also:

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  • 24-May-2012

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    New Sources of Growth: Knowledge-Based Capital Driving Investment and Productivity in the 21st Century - Interim Project Findings

    This project aims to provide evidence of the economic value of knowledge-based capital as a new source of growth and improve understanding of current and emerging challenges for policy.

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  • 22-May-2012

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    16th OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment: Summary of discussions

    Organised in Paris on 20 March 2012, the 16th Roundtable discussed recent investment policy developments including discussions focused on investor-state dispute settlement.

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  • 3-May-2012

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    Launch of the Transport Outlook 2012

    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!

  • 3-May-2012

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    ICGLR-OECD-UN forum on implementation of due diligence in the 3Ts supply chain

    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.

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  • 2-May-2012

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    Forum on due diligence in the gold supply-chain

    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.

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  • 25-April-2012

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    International Comparative Evidence on Global Value Chains (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2012/3)

    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.

  • 19-April-2012

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    Credit crunch squeezing entrepreneurs and small businesses more than big firms

    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.

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