International investment policies in the evolving global economy

Istanbul, Turkey - 5 October 2015

With the global recovery still hesitant and unemployment at record highs, despite ample liquidity in financial markets, the “comeback” of investment cannot be delayed if growth is to prove sustainable, both economically and environmentally. Organised back-to-back with the G20 meeting of Trade Ministers, the 2015 G20-OECD Global Forum on International Investment  focused on the state of international investment policies, identified possible impediments, and explored policy options in support of a more coherent and cohesive trade and investment regime. The forum was organised by the OECD in partnership with the G20 and hosted by the Turkish Ministry of the Economy.

Summary report English | Turkish

Opening speech by Angel Gurría

Programme and speakers

Draft agenda

Speaker biographies



We need global policy coherence in trade and investment to boost growth, Gabriela Ramos

‌Investment treaties: a renewed plea for multilateralism, Jan Wouters 

Corporate accountability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Roel Nieuwenkamp 

Financing for development? Show me the money, Gabriela Ramos

Don’t supply chains: responsible business conduct in trade and agriculture, Patrick Love

How international investment is shaping the global economy, OECD Insights blog collection


Po‌licy Framework for Investment

OECD work on investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure

OECD work on international investment law

FDI statistics and analysis

OECD Services Trade Restrictiveness Index

OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index


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