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SMEs are suffering under the credit crunch, with banks demanding tougher loan terms while sales weaken and debtors delay payments. How can governments help? A Round Table organised under the auspices of the OECD to discuss possible policy options will take place on 26-27 March in Turin.
The role of tourism statistics and tourism-related economic information is invaluable. In measuring the importance of tourism in countries, more efficient policies can be developed at both national and local levels to support decision-making for business and policy.
Many countries have sought the involvement of the private sector to upgrade and develop their water and sanitation infrastructure and improve the efficiency of water systems. This book provides a coherent catalogue of policy directions, including appropriate allocation of roles, risks and responsibilities, framework conditions and contractual arrangements necessary to make the best of private sector participation and to harness more
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This booklet contains practical guidance for governments wishing to engage the private sector in water infrastructure, building on the OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure. The guidance is presented in the form of a checklist which outlines the main policy considerations unique to private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector. It is extracted from the publication, Private Sector
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Introduction to Private Sector Participation in Water Infrastructure: OECD Checklist for Public Action
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This concept note provides an outline for a Risk Mitigation Brokerage and Evaluation Facility for investment in infrastructure to be hosted by the African Development Bank. It was distributed as part of the documentation at the Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) held in Rome on 9-11 March 2009.
The OECD will release a new report – Managing Water for All: Pricing and Financing – at an event during the World Water Forum in Istanbul.
Latin America has a major role to play in building a new international financial and economic system, since it has accumulated substantial experience in managing financial crises and recovery programs, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
El papel de América Latina en la construcción de un nuevo sistema financiero y económico internacional tiene que ser relevante. La experiencia acumulada en la gestión de crisis financieras y programas de recuperación en la región es importante, según el Secretario general de la OCDE.
This paper discusses the challenges faced when attempting to construct appropriate bilateral trade matrices using annual data collected by the OECD and United Nations, as well as national sources.