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This brochure describes the multiple domains where the OECD is engaged in fighting corruption and boosting integrity. It relates how the CleanGovBiz initiative is drawing together for the first time these anti-corruption tools under a single umbrella.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) requesting loans between 2007 and 2010 faced higher interest rates than for large companies. Loan conditions for SMEs included shortened maturities and increased demands for collateral, suggesting that banks considered smaller firms to be a higher risk.
This Investment Policy Review examines Colombia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
Foreign investment in North Africa and the Middle East needs to diversify away from the oil and gas industries and be encouraged to focus on areas which have a greater impact on boosting jobs, according to a new joint study by the OECD and World Economic Forum.
This report reviews three key areas of corporate action accounting for greenhouse gas emissions, achieving emissions reductions and engaging suppliers, consumers and others.
"At the end of the day, this is what the G20 is about: its “raison d’être” is to show leadership and equip the global economy with an efficient framework for policy coordination. And trade in raw materials and in food commodities should be no exception to this.", said M. Gurría.
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The dramatic increase in international capital flows, despite a temporary contraction during the global crisis, has motivated policy discussions on the associated benefits and costs of capital mobility. While international capital movements can support long-term growth, they also pose short-term policy challenges, including those associated with undesirable consequences of exchange-rate appreciation, financial and asset-price cycles
To support Morocco in boosting jobs and investment, this OECD report assesses the country’s business climate, and targets key areas for reform.
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The financial crisis and its aftermath have revealed the extent to which the good functioning of markets and hence of the world economy depends on propriety, integrity and transparency in the conduct of business. Countries around the globe have a new shared interest in strong, clean and fair markets and inensuring they deliver sustainable growth and development. The OECD has been called from the onset to support this drive, given its
Most G20 governments have put in place new restrictive trade measures over the past six months but have on the whole honoured their pledge to keep international investment open in the wake of the crisis.