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This progress report was issued following the 7th Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries which took place in Paris on 26 March 2008. Since early 2006, OECD has provided a forum for intergovernmental dialogue on how governments can reconcile the need to preserve and expand an open international investment environment with their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people.
Short summary of the meeting of the OECD's Council Working Party on Shipbuilding held on 10-11 December 2007.
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Organised in Paris on 13 December 2007, discussions covered recent policy developments; the transparency and predictability of investment policies addressing essential security concerns; and the benefits of open investment markets for energy security. In addition, a consultation was held in which business and trade union partners discussed the policy issues raised by investments of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs).
The NEPAD-OECD Roundtable in Lusaka, Zambia, 27-28 November 2007 aimed to develop policy capacity building tools that will help NEPAD countries improve the investment related content of Africa’s peer review process (APRM) and support implementation of investment climate reform policies, with a specific focus on the investment environment conditions conducive to attracting investment for development in the water and sanitation sector.
The third meeting of the OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Steering Group has been held in Paris on 20 November 2007.
The primary purpose of this workshop was for countries to share experiences in the measurement of high-growth.
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The second Entrepreneurship Indicators Steering Group Meeting was held in Istanbul, on the 25-26 of June 2007, back-to-back with the second OECD's World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy. The meeting mainly focused on the recent developments of the Entrepreneurship Indicators Project, providing the group members with updates on current activities and the work of the Task Force and the OECD/ Eurostat Manual Drafting Group. In
Jointly organised by the OECD and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), this seminar on took place on 9 September 2007, in Xiamen, China, on the occasion of the 11th China International Fair for Investment and Trade.
Summary of the 104th meeting of the WP6.
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The Conference on Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains (GVC), resulting in this action statement, took place in Tokyo, 31May-1June 2007. Stakeholders can play a greater role in assisting SMEs to rise to the challenges of active participation in global value chains.