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This report covers investment measures taken between 16 September 2010 and 15 February 2011. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 14 June and 4 November 2010, respectively, 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.
Many African countries are attractive destinations for agricultural investment. African governments are working to strengthen their capacities to design policies that will enhance the development returns of more and better investment in agriculture.
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This article focuses on Indonesia’s progress in improving its policy framework for investment and asks what more can be done to attract high quality investment into the country. It is part of the Investment Insights series.
The 2010 edition of the annual report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises focuses on 3 core issues being considered during the update of the Guidelines - supply chains, human rights, and climate change.
This study investigated the challenges faced by high-growth enterprises and reviewed the programmes that policy makers in 24 countries have put in place to support the growth of enterprises.
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This report covers the analysis of environmental and climate change issues affecting the shipbuilding industry.
This conference focused on experiences with investment policy reforms, ways to achieve a better investment environment and the role of international investment agreements in ASEAN.
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G20 Leaders have committed to forego protectionism and have requested public reports on their adherence to this commitment. This fourth joint report by OECD, UNCTAD and WTO on G20 trade and investment measures covers the period from mid-May 2010 until mid-October 2010.
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G20 Leaders have committed to forego protectionism and have requested public reports on their adherence to this commitment. The fourth report by OECD and UNCTAD on investment and investment-related measures covers the period from 21 May 2010 to 15 October 2010.
The spectacular success of several well-known new ventures in technological fields, which in little more than a decade have jumped from the state of start-ups to that of top international businesses, has pointed to innovation as a key factor in the high growth of firms. These high-growth enterprises often drive job creation and innovation, so policy makers are increasingly making such companies a key focus. Specifically, how can government policy foster the creation of more high-growth enterprises; what are the growth factors, and how can they be leveraged; what are the appropriate ways to provide such support?
To help answer these questions, this report presents findings from two new research studies: (1) reports from 15 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Tunisia) that provide interesting insights into the operations of and challenges faced by high-growth enterprises; (2) a policy survey by the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, which reviewed more than 340 programmes that policy makers in 24 countries have put in place to support the growth of enterprises.
Some of this report’s findings may surprise: any firm can be a growth company; growth is almost always a temporary phase; high-growth small firms are funded mostly by debt, not equity. These and many more insights are summarised and analysed, providing policy makers with ideas on how to power growth at the firm level.