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Most OECD governments use tax incentives to encourage businesses to invest in research and development (R&D) to boost innovation and drive economic growth. Others, like China, India and South Africa, are doing the same. But reforming these incentives would give countries a better return on their investment and support young innovative firms that play a crucial role in job creation, according to a new OECD report.
In many OECD countries, investment in intangible assets is growing rapidly. In some cases this investment matches or exceeds investment in traditional capital such as machinery, equipment and buildings.
The OECD regularly publishes analysis on key developments and trends in global FDI flows using the most recent FDI statistics and data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We also disseminate the results of all investment-related work underway at the OECD.
- Foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics - OECD data, analysis and forecasts
Today, Costa Rica becomes the 45th country to adhere to the Declaration. This commitment is further evidence of Costa Rica’s strong pledge to create an attractive climate for investment, to build on previous efforts which have already contributed substantially to the country’s economic progress. It is also an important step to strengthen the growing ties between Costa Rica and the OECD, said Angel Gurría.
This investment policy review examines Costa Rica's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
Costa Rica today became the 45th country to adhere to an OECD international investment instrument, designed to help the country attract more and better foreign investment and promote responsible business conduct.
The FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index) measures statutory restrictions on foreign direct investment in 57 countries, including all OECD and G20 countries, and covers 22 sectors.
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This brochure provides basic information about the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the most comprehensive set of government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct in existence today. The governments that adhere to the Guidelines aim to encourage the positive contributions MNEs can make to sustainable development and to minimise the difficulties to which their various operations may give rise.
International investment is one of the main drivers of globalisation so sound policies towards investment are vital for world prosperity and stability, for maximising the benefits of the integration of emerging major non-OECD players into the global economy and for the development of poor countries.
La Iniciativa América Latina y el Caribe-OCDE para la Inversión promueve el diálogo y la cooperación en temas prioritarios para los actores relacionados con políticas de inversión en la región.