Investment for development

Conference on Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption: New Frontiers in Public-Private Partnerships


14-15 March 2007 - Brussels, Belgium

"Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption: New Frontiers in Public-Private Partnerships" was a two-day event organised by the World Bank Institute, OECD, and the Belgian government. It centered on the challenges of creating good governance with the co-operation of the private sector.  Further information about this event can be found on the conference website at

The OECD Investment Committee Secretariat organised the panel on "Building Policy Capacities for a Positive Trade and Investment Climate. The speakers included Mr Anwar Ibrahim, former Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Dr Bernard Kouassi, Executive Director of the APRM Secretariat, and was Chaired by Dr Firmino Mucavele, Executive Head, NEPAD Secretariat. One of the outcomes of the conference recognised the need for more work on identifying the obstacles to mobilising investment and building the capacity to establish a sound investment climate, by strengthening peer learning methods like the APRM and using capacity building tools like the Policy Framework for Investment [see].

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