Many African countries are attractive destinations for agricultural investment. African governments are working to strengthen their capacities to design policies that will enhance the development returns of more and better investment in agriculture.
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Organised in Paris on 22 March 2011, the 14th Roundtable discussed recent investment policy developments including discussions focused on investment law and policy, green growth, the interaction between international investment law and international environmental law.
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This article focuses on Indonesia’s progress in improving its policy framework for investment and asks what more can be done to attract high quality investment into the country. It is part of the Investment Insights series.
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The OECD-Eurostat Trade by Enterprise Characteristics database (TEC) reveals that 4.5% of US firms sell to foreign markets (Figure 1). On average, a similar share of EU firms exports to other European Union member countries, but only 2.7% of EU firms export outside EU markets.
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Flyer for the OECD Input-Output database, October 2010 version
Participants shared their perspectives on emerging issues in international investment agreesments and investment disputes at this symposium in Paris on 14 December.
Discussions at this special consultation focussed on human rights, employment and labour, due diligence, supply chains and procedural provisions, including those relating to the functioning of National Contact Points.
Companies worldwide will be given greater guidance and support on how to conduct their business responsibly and report on their sustainability performance thanks to a partnership between the Global Reporting Initiative and OECD.
The 2010 edition of the annual report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises focuses on 3 core issues being considered during the update of the Guidelines - supply chains, human rights, and climate change.
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Governments can choose among various tools to leverage business R&D. They can offer direct support via grants or procurement or use fiscal incentives, such as R&D tax incentives. More countries are now using tax incentives than a decade ago.