19 November 2003, Johannesburg, South Africa. This roundtable addressed the critical issues of African priorities and ways that OECD countries can contribute to the improvement of the business environment for domestic and international investors and to building the necessary capacities.
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This statement by OECD and NEPAD was issued at the OECD-Africa Investment Roundtable which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 19 November 2003. It calls for the launch of a result-oriented, inclusive and comprehensive Africa Investment Initiative to create a positive investment environment across the continent.
The third annual conference of the OECD Global Forum on International Investment was hosted by the South African Government in Johannesburg on 17-18 November 2003.
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This speech was made by Mr. Richard Hecklinger, Deputy-Secretary General, OECD, at the Global Forum on International Investment held in Johannesburg on 17-18 November 2003.
This paper reviews the steps in constructing composite indicators and their inherent weaknesses. It also offers suggestions on how to improve the transparency and use of composite indicators for analytical and policy purposes.
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This booklet brings together the results of work conducted in 2003 by the OECD on the issue of public sector transparency in international investment policy. This is part of a broader initiative to promote the role of international investment in economic development and to contribute to the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Parts of this booklet are taken from
This paper explores trade in goods by creating an indicator that estimates CO2 emissions related to domestic demand for 24 countries (responsible for 80% of global CO2 emissions) as a complement to the more common emission indicator used in the Kyoto Protocol
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This study by OECD and EIRIS presents internationally comparable information on an important trend in international business: the development and adoption of advanced environmental management practices.
This paper examines how measurement problems affect international comparisons of labour productivity.
This joint IMF/OECD report highlights the progress made since the 1997 SIMSDI survey and identifies areas where more than 75 percent of countries surveyed now implement the recommended methodology for compiling FDI statistics.