Reports


  • 26-March-2007

    English, , 151kb

    Identification of ultimate beneficiary ownership and control of a cross-border investor

    This report presents a review of arrangements which have been found to make the identification of ultimate beneficial ownership and control difficult. It reviews potential implications for investment authorities when they have responsibility for assessing possible threats to essential security interests. It was prepared in support of discussions at the OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment in March 2007.

  • 22-March-2007

    English, , 341kb

    Human rights, alternative dispute resolution and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    This briefing note gives an OECD perspective on alternative dispute resolution based on experiences with the specific instances procedure of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. It was prepared for a workshop on "Accountability and Dispute Resolution" organised by Harvard's Kennedy School in support of work in this area by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Business & Human Rights.

  • 23-February-2007

    English

    Perspective: OECD High-Growth Enterprises and Gazelles

    One of the key interests in entrepreneurship related studies and those related to economic performance is the growth potential of enterprises. Policy makers, for obvious reasons, have a clear interest in creating the economic, cultural, fiscal, political and administrative conditions that foster the development of high growth enterprises.

  • 22-February-2007

    English, , 775kb

    Micro-Policies for Growth and Productivity: Summary of Key Findings

    This report illustrates the importance of the four micro-drivers for growth in the 1990s. It provides a prioritised list of micro-policies needed to increase growth and productivity, and a framework that allows policymakers to identify strong and weak areas in their country’s business environment.

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  • 11-December-2006

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    Recent developments in China's policies towards cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

    This supplement to the 2006 Investment Policy Review of China provides an assessment of the latest developments in China's policies towards cross-border M&As.

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  • 1-December-2006

    English

    Conducting business in weak governance zones - 2006 Annual Report on the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    This Annual Report provides an account of the actions the 39 adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2006 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. One highlight of this reporting period was the completion of guidance for companies operating in weak governance zones.

  • 7-November-2006

    English

    Developments in Steelmaking Capacity of Non-OECD Economies (2005 edition)

    This publication is a two-yearly report on trends in the steelmaking capacity in economies that are not members of the OECD. This report examines the current steelmaking capacity of these economies and likely changes therein up to the year 2008.

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  • 10-October-2006

    English

    OECD Guidelines feature in UN Special representative’s survey of business practices

    The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on business and human rights, has just published a survey of the human rights practices of the Fortune Global 500 companies. The survey results include information on the Global 500 companies’ references to external instruments, including to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

  • 21-September-2006

    English, , 301kb

    2006 Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points: Report by the Chair

    This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held on 20-21 June 2006. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2006 Edition".

  • 19-September-2006

    English

    International Investment Perspectives: 2006 Edition

    This annual report reviews recent developments in international direct investment, includes recent statistics and highlights policy responses that will help countries reap the full benefits of investment. This edition's special focus is on legal and policy issues arising from international investment agreements.

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