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International investment spurs prosperity and economic development in home and recipient countries. Policy coordination helps governments resist protectionist pressures and develop effective policies. The OECD's Freedom of Investment process brings together some 55 governments from around the world to exchange information and experiences on investment policies at regular roundtables.
G20 Leaders are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms. They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.
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This report covers investment measures taken between mid November 2013 and mid May 2014 and was prepared in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
The Southeast Asian region has the potential to attract significant amounts of international investment in the coming years. To help ASEAN countries address the challenges that arise from an increased openness to investment, this report analyses the region's investment climate and suggests ways to bring about a greater convergence of both policies and outcomes for the countries involved.
The NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative aims to strengthen the capacity of African countries to design and implement reforms that improve their business climate and raise the profile of Africa as an investment destination.
Investors and companies need to understand what is expected of them in the specific environment in which they operate to be able to contribute most effectively to sustainable development and inclusive growth through responsible business conduct. This project examines the role of responsible business conduct in building healthy business environments in Central Asia and South Caucasus.
The Latin America and Caribbean-OECD Investment Initiative promotes dialogue and closer co-operation on pressing issues facing the investment policy community in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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This is a consolidated report covering investment measures taken between 16 September 2013 and 15 February 2014. The present report was prepared for the Freedom of Investment Roundtable 20 held on 19 March 2014.
La Iniciativa América Latina y el Caribe-OCDE para la Inversión promueve el diálogo y la cooperación en temas prioritarios para los actores relacionados con políticas de inversión en la región.
Building on concrete examples, this book explores emerging topics in innovation policy for more inclusive and sustainable growth.