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A newsletter on risk mitigation instruments for infrastructure investment in the Mediterranean
Costa Rica adhered today to OECD legal instruments on Internet governance and international business conduct, demonstrating its willingness to align its policies to best practices in these areas and work together with the Organisation.
As the demand for food increases, agriculture will continue to attract investment and new actors may be confronted with ethical dilemmas and find it difficult to implement responsible business conduct in their practices. In this context the OECD and the FAO are working together to develop a practical guidance to help investors identify and avoid infringing widely-supported principles of responsible business conduct in the sector.
Today, Costa Rica becomes the 45th country to adhere to the Declaration. This commitment is further evidence of Costa Rica’s strong pledge to create an attractive climate for investment, to build on previous efforts which have already contributed substantially to the country’s economic progress. It is also an important step to strengthen the growing ties between Costa Rica and the OECD, said Angel Gurría.
This investment policy review examines Costa Rica's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
Costa Rica today became the 45th country to adhere to an OECD international investment instrument, designed to help the country attract more and better foreign investment and promote responsible business conduct.
International investment is one of the main drivers of globalisation so sound policies towards investment are vital for world prosperity and stability, for maximising the benefits of the integration of emerging major non-OECD players into the global economy and for the development of poor countries.
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Renewable energy sources can play an important role in Ukraine in educing the country's energy dependence while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Established renewable energy sources suffer from outdated technology while the development of innovative renewable sources is hampered by administrative hurdles.
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The seminar focuses on strengthening the SME cluster policy framework in Ukraine and on exploring the possibility of establishing an aircraft manufacturing cluster in Ukraine. Three main topics will be addressed, including (i) the benefits of industry clusters for an economy, (ii) the functioning of industry clusters, and (iii) policy measures fostering industry clusters.
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Prepared for the 2013 G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, this joint OECD-WTO-UNCTAD report analyses the functioning of global value chains and their relationship with trade and investment flows, development and jobs.