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Government, business, trade and civil society representatives came together at this panel session to discuss the first year of implementation following the 2011 Update of the Guidelines.
We are witnessing an increasingly worrying disconnect between buoyant financial markets on the one hand and a stubbornly weak real economy leading to uncertain prospects for companies, and enduring economic hardship for people, said OECD Secretary-General.
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Despite a 22% increase in the last quarter, global FDI flows in 2012 declined by 14% to USD 1.4 trillion compared to 2011 figures, according to preliminary estimates in the April 2013 issue of FDI in Figures.
This report makes the case for a stronger deployment of renewable energies, especially solar and wind, in the Middle East and North Africa and identifies the appropriate support policies required to stimulate the necessary private investment.
The OECD, together with the African Development Bank and International Finance Corporation, will assist the Tunisian authorities in implementing a new law on public-private partnerships(PPPs)and a new investment code in order to increase transparency, openness and predictability for investors.
The book assesses the current policy context for young enterprises in the MENA region and outlines policy tools and instruments, both indirect and direct, that governments can implement to support new enterprise development.
Building on the sector competitiveness strategy published in May 2011, 3 policy handbooks outline practical steps for enhancing the competitiveness of non-energy sectors, including agri-business, fertilisers, logistics, business services and IT.
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This final report on the one-year pilot implementation of the OECD Guidance focuses on how upstream companies implement due diligence in the supply chains of tin, tantalum, and tungsten, especially as the due diligence relates to minerals potentially sourced from Africa’s Great Lakes Region.
The revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are here to sustain a culture of responsible business conduct worldwide. They empower enterprises to meet their responsibilities toward society and provide clearer expectations for companies. This reduces uncertainty and makes doing “good” business easier.
Private investment in the food and agriculture sectors can enhance productivity, drive job creation and income growth, increase food supply and improve food security, according to panel participants. The panel also recognised the need to attract more private private investment in the food and agriculture sectors, and called on governments to design coherent policy frameworks and implement reforms to improve the investment climate.