The conference (Korea, 6-7 September, 2005) aimed at learning more about the dynamics and new business models of the tourism enterprises and at increasing understanding of strategies that promote the participation of tourism SMEs in the supply and distribution value chains and networks.
Organised by the OECD, in co-operation with UNESCAP and ADB, this conference in Jakarta, Indonesia on 5-6 July 2005, focused on implementing the Monterrey Consensus, how to improve the investment climate, ODA/investment synergies and a policy framework for investment.
Encouraging entrepreneurship and facilitating the rapid growth of innovative SMEs is an effective means of creating jobs, increasing productivity and alleviating poverty. Identifying and implementing the policies that can achieve these goals is an ...
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The system of investment dispute settlement has borrowed its main elements from the system of commercial arbitration. However, investor-state disputes often raise public interest issues which are usually absent from international commercial arbitration. As a result, the traditional manner in which governmental measures are reviewed for compliance with international law in a private setting, i.e. confidential in camera proceedings
The OECD Investment Committee has released a statement supporting additional transparency in international investment arbitration. The Working Paper Transparency and Third Party Participation in Investor-State Dispute Settlement Procedures provides a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of current rules and steps to improve transparency by governments, arbitral tribunals and relevant international organisations
This annual publication provides steel production and consumption statistics, trade data, and other indicators of activity such as employment levels, annual investment expenditures by sector and by country, export prices, domestic prices and indices for certain iron and steel products.
This report provides an overview of the role of services in economic performance, and the factors that affect services sector performance: labour and product markets, barriers to trade in services, innovation and impacts of information and communications technology on the services sector.
This review of 14 case studies of large international services firms shows factors common to their success and highlights the importance of internal factors, such as organisation of work, entrepreneurial management, worker motivation and company culture, which can differ considerably between firms.
In conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points, the 2005 Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility focusing on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Developing Countries was held on 14 June 2005 in Paris, France.
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This report focuses on the role of official development assistance (ODA) to support the efforts of developing countries to improve their investment climate, including through policy capacity building. The experiences with intervention in areas such as regulatory reform, upgrading of infrastructure and strengthening the trade/investment linkage are reviewed. More targeted approaches to enhancing investment are also analysed, including