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This briefing note gives an OECD perspective on alternative dispute resolution based on experiences with the specific instances procedure of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. It was prepared for a workshop on "Accountability and Dispute Resolution" organised by Harvard's Kennedy School in support of work in this area by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Business & Human Rights.
"Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption: New Frontiers in Public-Private Partnerships" was a two-day event organised by the World Bank Institute, OECD, and the Belgian government. It centered on the challenges of creating good governance with the cooperation of the private sector.
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Investment Newsletter, No.3 provides the latest FDI statistics for OECD countries, covers implementing the Policy Framework for Investment in Africa and South East Europe, reviews recent changes in China’s policies towards cross-border M&As and reports on measuring FDI regulatory restrictiveness.
One of the key interests in entrepreneurship related studies and those related to economic performance is the growth potential of enterprises. Policy makers, for obvious reasons, have a clear interest in creating the economic, cultural, fiscal, political and administrative conditions that foster the development of high growth enterprises.
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This report illustrates the importance of the four micro-drivers for growth in the 1990s. It provides a prioritised list of micro-policies needed to increase growth and productivity, and a framework that allows policymakers to identify strong and weak areas in their country’s business environment.
Presentations and documents used in this workshop with non-OECD economies and industry held on 18-19 December 2006.
The OECD Workshop with non-member economies on shipbuilding policies took place at the OECD Headquarters on 18-19 December 2006
The first OECD’s Entrepreneurship Indicators Steering Group Seminar, to take place in Roma, Italy, at the ISTAT Office, will bring together experts in the field of entrepreneurship research, policy and statistics in order to further the work of an internationally comparable system of indicators to be developed by the OECD. The meeting will focus on sources of data, data requirements and the activities to be undertaken to develop a
ISTAT-Eurostat-OECD Seminar on Entrepreneurship Indicators. Subjects: International projects on enterprise demography, business sucess and entrepreneurship. Best practices on indicators for business success and entrepreneurship. Future work.
The NEPAD-OECD Roundtable in Brazzaville on 12-13 December 2006 focused on mobilising private investment in Africa using the Policy Framework for Investment, a new tool to assist governments to mobilise private investment, and to the development of which African countries contributed.