Publications & Documents


  • 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.

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  • 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 looks at how both formal and alternative ways of training and skills development interact and identifies impacts at three levels; for the firm and employees; for the industry; and for the local area where the firm is located.

    The report pays special attention to the development of entrepreneurial skills and the emerging area of “green skills”. This focus is not just because ‘green skills’ represent the next new training opportunity – the de-carbonisation of economies that will occur over the coming decades represents an industrial transformation on the scale of the microelectronics revolution - but in many ways the response to the green economy is at an emerging stage- this means we have the opportunity to implement lessons from previous successful practices into a skill development area that will have enormous reach.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 3-June-2013

    English

    OECD Investment Committee

    The OECD Investment Committee is a leading forum for international co-operation, policy analysis and advice to governments on how best to enhance the positive contribution of investment worldwide. This page describes the responsibilities of the Investment Committee.

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  • 31-May-2013

    English

    OECD-SADC-IFC-JICA seminar on private sector participation in Africa's infrastructure

    This seminar focused on overcoming challenges to private sector participation in infrastructure in Southern Africa.

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  • 30-May-2013

    English, PDF, 378kb

    Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship - Adopted on 29 May 2013

    Document C/MIN(2013)5 from the meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level - Paris, 29-30 May 2013 - Adopted on 29 May 2013

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  • 29-May-2013

    English

    New analysis highlights importance of services to global trade

    New trade data measured in value-added terms shows that services – such as logistics, design, and transportation - are far more important to global commerce than they appear in traditional calculations of exports and imports.

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