The OECD has long been at the forefront in efforts to develop international rules relating to capital movements, international investment and trade in services. Member governments have established "rules of the game" for themselves and for multinational enterprises based in their economies by means of legal instruments to which all members must adhere.
Organised in Bali on 24-25 March 2014, this forum addresses regional competitiveness for sustained growth. Individual sessions will discuss investment policy and promotion; SME policies; public-private partnerships; regulatory reform; and, innovation. These discussions will contribute to the objectives of the 2015 ASEAN Economic Community.
The Myanmar government, in partnership with the OECD and ASEAN, has undertaken a review of its investment policies as part of an active programme of investment policy reforms to make the country a more attractive destination for investors.
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Despite a strong performance in Q3, global FDI flows are set to fall 6% in 2013, according to the latest issue of FDI in Figures. Headwinds discouraging more international investment include persistent Eurozone sluggishness, slowing growth in China, and volatility in emerging markets.
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Organised in Paris on 15-16 October 2013, the 19th Roundtable launched discussions on domestic arrangements and hidden investment protectionism. It also discussed recent investment policy developments including continued discussions focusing on investor-state dispute settlement and international investment law, and competitive neutrality.
These principles help governments to work with private sector partners to finance and bring to fruition infrastructure projects in areas of vital economic importance such as transport, water and power supply and telecommunications.
The OECD has developed practical guidance for governments wishing to engage the private sector in water infrastructure. The guidance provides a coherent catalogue of policy directions in the form of a checklist for public action, including appropriate allocation of roles, risks and responsibilities, framework conditions and contractual arrangements necessary to make the best of private sector participation and to harness more
This Investment Policy Review examines Tanzania's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
This review of agricultural investment policy, conducted with OECD assistance, is intended to support the government of Burkina Faso in drawing up and implementing priority reforms to boost investment in agriculture.
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This report covers investment measures taken between mid May and mid November 2013 and was prepared 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.