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This booklet brings together the results of work conducted in 2003 by the OECD on the issue of public sector transparency in international investment policy. This is part of a broader initiative to promote the role of international investment in economic development and to contribute to the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Parts of this booklet are taken from
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This booklet comprises two main sections: "Guiding Principles for Policies toward attracting FDI" and "Assessing FDI Incentive Policies: A Checklist". See also, "Incentives for attracting FDI".
This study records and evaluates the development so far of an enabling environment for FDI and suggests policy options designed to improve it further. Foreign investors were initially attracted to China by cheap land and labour, the promise of a large market and, to some extent, by fiscal incentives. To sustain and increase large-scale FDI inflows, it is now necessary
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This paper provides an overview of the OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment. It was presented by Marie-France Houde, Senior Economist, OECD, at the UNCTAD Expert meeting on the Effectiveness of Foreign Direct Investment Policy Measures held in Geneva on 25-27 June 2003.
This publication presents the full text of the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and sets out the legally binding obligations that OECD members have accepted.
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Istanbul, 12-13 May 2003. This roundtable was organised by the OECD Secretariat, in co-operation with the National Banks of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to discuss the benefits and challenges of capital account opening to global financial markets with transition countries in Central Asia, Caucasus and South Eastern Europe and to develop recommendations for good regulatory policies in this field.
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Transparency is a core principle of international investment policy and rules. This paper makes the case that transparency is good for societies at large as well as for international investors.
The purpose of this User's Guide is to contribute to a better understanding of the principles and procedures of the OECD Codes. It also provides detailed explanations of the coverage of the Codes and may therefore serve as a manual for Code users.
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The general benefits of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), and the potential of FDI as a tool for regional economic development in particular, are commonly recognised by policy makers and analysts. This study concluded that FDI generally supports growth in developing, emerging and transition economies, irrespective of their initial state of development.
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This report forms part of an OECD publication titled "Forty Years' Experience with the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements" which describes the experience of OECD members in eliminating exchange and capital controls.