This paper examines the interaction between services and manufacturing using several types of data and shows that the distinction between manufacturing and services is blurring. It also shows that a growing share of workers in the manufacturing sector is engaged in services-related occupations.
Organised in the context of the NEPAD/OECD Africa Investment Initiative, this Roundtable in Entebbe, Uganda, on 25-27 May 2005 focused on the regulatory environment for foreign direct investment in African countries and private participation in infrastructure and the utilities sectors.
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This article, by the OECD Secretary-General Donald Johnston, describes how the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, a government-backed code of conduct for international business, has become an influential instrument for promoting appropriate standards of behaviour in today’s global economy. It was prepared for a book on Corporate Social Responsibility published by the International Bar Association and Kluwer Law
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This progress report, approved by the OECD Investment Committee in April 2005, documents work on the Policy Framework for Investment. The Framework is non-prescriptive. It provides a checklist of policy issues to support an attractive environment for both domestic and foreign investment. The report also notes progress under the Initiative in building policy capacity through peer learning and in joint work with DAC on using ODA more
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This document, by the UN Global Compact and the OECD, seeks to clarify the complementarities and distinctive contributions of these two initiatives.
The services sector now accounts for over 70% of total employment and value added in OECD economies. It also accounts for almost all employment growth in the OECD area
The OECD publishes a range of statistics by economic activity. The data may originate from annual business surveys, from National Accounts (based on SNA93 definitions) or from the STAN family of databases which gives broad analyses of industrial performance and structural change.
The MENA-OECD Steering Group meeting in Paris on 4 April 2005 focused on progress to date and preparations for the Ministerial meeting.
Organised in the context of the NEPAD/OECD Investment Initiative, this conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 7-8 March 2005 focused on emerging integrity framework for Africa and business perspectives on integrity and transparency in the African context.
The OECD Centre for Private Sector Development in Istanbul provides a central platform for co-operation between the OECD and transition or emerging economies on private sector development policies through its approach to policy dialogue and exchange of experiences and development of best practices for market economy reform.