Innovation has become a key factor for economic growth, but how does the process take place at the level of individual firms? This book presents the main results of the OECD Innovation Microdata Project -- the first large-scale effort to exploit firm-level data from innovation surveys across 20 countries in an internationally harmonised way, with a view to addressing common analytical questions. Through the use of common indicators and econometric modeling, this analytical report presents a broad overview of how firms innovate in different countries, highlights some of the limitations of current innovation surveys, and identifies directions for future research.
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These papers on taxation for investment and development in Africa, private participation in energy infrastructure in Africa, deepening African financial markets for growth and investment and boosting Africa’s energy sector through carbon finance were prepared for the NEPAD-OECD meeting in Johannesburg on 11-12 November 2009.
The 2009 NEPAD-OECD meetings focused on mobilising financial resources in Africa against the crisis and on boosting private investment in African energy infrastructure, drawing on country experiences and best practices to identify and address the factors holding back investment in African countries’ energy sectors.
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Deputy Secretary-General Aart de Geus talks about the OECD's support for the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights developed by Professor Ruggie. This speech was made at the 2009 EU Conference on corporate social responsiblity in Stockholm on 10 November 2009.
NEPAD-OECD Ministerial Meeting & Expert Roundtable, 11-12 November 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa. Mobilising Financial Resources - Boosting Energy Investment & Carbon Finance in Africa.
Co-organised by OECD and ESCAP in Bangkok, this conference focused on OECD and Asian country responses to the main challenges in responsible business conduct, with a special focus on climate change, finance and education.
(New York/Paris, 27 October 2009) – The United Nations Global Compact and the OECD have recently begun to enhance their collaborative efforts, particularly in countries that have both Global Compact Local Networks and National Contact Points NCPs on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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La inversión extranjera directa (IED) es uno de los principales motores de la globalización. A medida que los patrones de inversión de las empresas multinacionales se vuelven más complejos, es necesario contar con estadísticas de IED fiables y comparables a nivel internacional para una toma de decisiones sensata y sólida. La Definición Marco de Inversión Extranjera Directa de la OCDE, establece la norma general para las estadísticas
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ЭТАЛОННОЕ ОПРЕДЕЛЕНИЕ ОЭСР ДЛЯ ИНОСТРАННЫХ ПРЯМЫХ ИНВЕСТИЦИЙ 4-Е ИЗДАНИЕ OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment, 4th Edition
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Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major driver of globalisation. As investment patterns of multinational enterprises become more and more complex, reliable and internationally comparable, FDI statistics are necessary for sound policy decision making. The Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment sets the world standard for FDI statistics. It provides a single point of reference for statisticians and users on all aspect of