Reports


  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 148kb

    Proportionality of security-related investment instruments: A survey of practices

    Proportionality is one of the three principles that participants in the “Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries” project agreed should guide investment policy measures addressing national security concerns. This paper aims to support dialogue about proportionality at the OECD Roundtables on Freedom of Investment, as well as summarising responses to a questionnaire on proportionality.

  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 272kb

    Protection of 'critical infrastructure' and the role of investment policies relating to national security

    The OECD Freedom of Investment project provides a forum for discussing how governments can reconcile their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people with the need to protect and expand an open international investment system. Critical infrastructure has received special attention in recent changes to national investment policies in some countries. This paper reviews the role of investment policies in broader

  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 215kb

    Transparency and predictability for investment policies addressing national security concerns: A survey of practices

    Transparency is the cornerstone of a well-functioning regulatory process. Countries participating in the “Freedom of Investment” project have exchanged experiences and ideas about the transparency and predictability of security-related reviews of foreign investment proposals. This paper summarises the findings of these discussions.

  • 19-May-2008

    English, , 746kb

    Intellectual Assets and Value Creation: Synthesis Report

    Intellectual assets are central to value creation, economic growth and competitiveness in a modern economy. Building on these issues, this brochure provides an integrated perspective on recent OECD work covering three dimensions: macro, regional and firm-level.

  • 15-May-2008

    English

    Report on the Implementation of the European Charter for Small Enterprises in the Western Balkans: 2007 SME Policy Index

    The SME Policy Index 2007 presents the first comprehensive and comparative assessment of progress made in implementing the Charter.

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  • 16-April-2008

    English

    Measuring Globalisation: Activities of Multinationals, 2007/2008 edition

    This publication presents detailed data on the industrial activity of multinationals in OECD countries. In an era of globalisation, these data highlight the increasing importance of multinationals in the economies of host countries. Time series cover 23 countries for the period 2000-2004.

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  • 9-April-2008

    English, , 292kb

    Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and Recipient Country Policies

    This report by the OECD Investment Committee was prepared in response to the request of the G7 Finance Ministers and other OECD members last fall to develop guidance for recipient countries’ policies toward investments from SWFs. The OECD addressed this request as part of an ongoing project on Freedom of Investment and National Security, which was launched in view of the rise of investment protectionism and to maintain open markets.

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  • 4-April-2008

    English, Excel, 749kb

    International Investment Agreements: A survey of Environmental, Labour and Anti-corruption Issues

    This paper surveys the societal dimension of 296 international investment agreements (IIAs) signed by the 30 member countries and of by the 9 non-member countries that participate formally in OECD investment work.

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  • 4-April-2008

    English, , 741kb

    Definition of Investor and Investment in International Investment Agreements

    The definition of investor and investment is key to the scope of application of rights and obligations of investment agreements and to the establishment of the jurisdiction of investment treaty-based arbitral tribunals. This factual survey of state practice and jurisprudence aims to clarify the requirements to be met by individuals and corporations in order to be entitled to the treatment and protection provided for under investment

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  • 4-April-2008

    English, , 286kb

    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements

    Umbrella clauses have become a regular feature of international investment agreements and have been included to provide additional protection to investors by covering the contractual obligations in investment agreements between host countries and foreign investors. The meaning of the umbrella clauses is one of the most controversial issues with which international arbitral tribunals have been recently confronted with while

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