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This review was prepared to assess Israel's investment policies so as to provide the OECD Council with a formal opinion on the willingness and ability of Israel to assume the obligations of membership to the OECD in the field of investment.
The 2011 update of the Guidelines includes new recommendations addressing human rights, living wages, and internet freedom, as well as reinforced procedural guidance for their promotion and implementation.
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This comparative table has been prepared to facilitate understanding by the adhering governments of the changes made to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, on the occasion of the 2011 update of the instrument.
Tourism is a major part of the contemporary experience economy, in which food plays an important role. Food is a key part of all cultures, a major element of global intangible heritage and an increasingly important attraction for tourists. The linkages between food and tourism also provide a platform for local economic development, which can be strengthened by the use of food experiences for branding and marketing destinations.
One of the major challenges in the experience economy is dealing with the shift towards intangible culture and heritage. The focus of many tourists has changed from the classic 'must see' physical sights such as museums and monuments towards a ‘must-experience’ imperative to consume intangible expressions of culture, such as atmosphere, creativity and lifestyle. This provides new opportunities for tourism destinations as well as new challenges, particularly in the areas of experience development, marketing and branding.
This publication provides an understanding of the role of food tourism in local economic development and its potential for country branding. It also presents several innovative case studies in the food tourism sector and the experience industry.
This technical workshop gathered experts to share knowledge and practical experience with existing green house gas emission measurement and reporting methodologies to explore ways to eliminate unnecessary cost and complexity.
This project analyses good government policies and responsible business practices to enhance the contribution of private and international investment to reducing carbon emissions.
The aim of the study is to gain a better understanding of the barriers to internationalisation (defined as those constraints that hinder the firm’s ability to initiate, to develop, or to sustain business operations.
Glossary for Barriers to SME Access to International Markets
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Organised in Paris on 5 December 2011, the 15th Roundtable discussed recent investment policy developments including discussions focused on investor-state dispute settlement.
This report finds that foreign investment in North Africa and the Middle East needs to diversify away from the oil and gas industries and be encouraged to focus on areas which have a greater impact on boosting jobs.