This project aims to better understand how aid can leverage private investment in Africa’s infrastructure. Given the importance of investment in this sector, it analyses how aid can help African governments improve the enabling environment and mitigating the risks to investors.
The event will provide an overview of the concept of green innovation, the main obstacles from a private and public sector perspective, and help identify ways of overcoming them.
At the Steel Committee meeting held in Paris on 31 May – 1 June 2012, government and industry delegates from OECD and non-OECD economies discussed the recent slowdown occurring in global steel demand and prospects for the steel industry. Participants also:
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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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Organised in Paris on 20 March 2012, the 16th Roundtable discussed recent investment policy developments including discussions focused on investor-state dispute settlement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).