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  • 6-March-2019

    English

    Responding to Rising Seas - OECD Country Approaches to Tackling Coastal Risks

    There is an urgent need to ensure that coastal areas are adapting to the impacts of climate change. Risks in these areas are projected to increase because of rising sea levels and development pressures. This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge. Specifically, the report examines how countries approach shared costs and responsibilities for coastal risk management and how this encourages or hinders risk-reduction behaviour by households, businesses and different levels of government. The report outlines policy tools that national governments can use to encourage an efficient, effective and equitable response to ongoing coastal change. It is informed by new analysis on the future costs of sea-level rise, and the main findings from four case studies (Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom).
  • 4-March-2019

    English

    Business dynamics and digitalisation

    This paper analyses the role of the digital transformation for business dynamics across countries. The analysis combines unique harmonised data on business dynamics for 15 countries with a multi-dimensional measure of digital intensity that takes into account different facets of the digital transformation.

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  • 1-March-2019

    English

    OECD Working Papers on International Investment

    The international investment working paper series – including policies and trends and the broader implications of multinational enterprise – is designed to make available to a wide readership selected studies undertaken under the aegis of the OECD Investment Committee, by OECD staff, or by outside consultants working on OECD Investment Committee projects.

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  • 1-March-2019

    English

    The determinants of foreign Direct Investment - Do statutory restrictions matter?

    This paper sheds light on their potential costs in terms of foregone investments. Applying an augmented gravity model, covering 60 advanced and emerging countries over the period 1997–2016, it estimates the elasticity of bilateral FDI positions and cross-border M&A activity to FDI restrictions as measured by the OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index.

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  • 28-February-2019

    English

    Occupational transitions: The cost of moving to a “safe haven”

    Global trends and the pervasiveness of digital technologies will likely lead to more occupational mobility. This study proposes experimental estimates of the monetary cost of the training needed to move workers across occupations.

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  • 27-February-2019

    English

    National Contact Point peer reviews

    During the 2011 update of the Guidelines, NCPs agreed to reinforce their joint peer learning activities, and in particular, those involving voluntary peer reviews.

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  • 27-February-2019

    English, PDF, 1,713kb

    OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises National Contact Point Peer Reviews: United States

    This document is the peer review report of the US National Contact Point (US NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines). The implementation procedures of the Guidelines require NCPs to operate in accordance with the core criteria of visibility, accessibility, transparency and accountability.

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  • 27-February-2019

    English, PDF, 2,275kb

    OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises National Contact Point Peer Reviews: Canada

    This document is the peer review report of the Canadian National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines). The implementation procedures of the Guidelines require NCPs to operate in accordance with the core criteria of visibility, accessibility, transparency and accountability.

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  • 27-February-2019

    English, PDF, 1,784kb

    OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises National Contact Point Peer Reviews: Austria

    This document is the peer review report of the Austrian National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines). The implementation procedures of the Guidelines require NCPs to operate in accordance with the core criteria of visibility, accessibility, transparency and accountability.

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  • 26-February-2019

    English

    International investment in Southeast Asia

    ASEAN-OECD Investment Programme fosters dialogue and experience sharing between OECD members and ASEAN member states to enhance the investment climate in the region.

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