Publications & Documents


  • 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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    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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  • 16-April-2012

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    The Export Performance of Countries within Global Value Chains (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2012/2)

    This paper discusses the export performance of countries along the value chain by distinguishing upstream activities (i.e. the production of intermediate inputs) and more downstream activities (e.g. the final assembly of products).

  • 13-April-2012

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    Colombia - Investment Policy Review - OECD

    This Investment Policy Review examines Colombia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.

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  • 12-April-2012

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    A Joint OECD / G20 GPFI Special Event on SME Finance

    On the occasion of the 41st Session of the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), the OECD and the G20 are organising a special event on SME finance.

  • 2-April-2012

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    Inventory of investment measures taken between 1 November 2011 and 29 February 2012

    This report covers investment measures taken between 1 November 2011 and 29 February 2012. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 24 May and 25 October 2011, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.

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