6-7 November 2006, Istanbul, Turkey
This year’s annual Global Forum on International Investment (GFII) took place in Istanbul on 6-7 November 2006.
The main individual topic was international investor participation in infrastructure. Governments around the world are increasingly inviting international investment into their infrastructure sectors, to leverage public finance and in order to reap efficiency gains. Not all projects have been successful. The GFII discussed the experiences so far and aimed to establish success criteria, including regarding the domestic investment climate, modes of public-private co-operation and responsible business conduct.
Investment policy using the Policy Framework for Investment was the organising theme of the forum. Participating countries were invited to present their investment climate and policies, applying the Policy Framework for Investment by ways of self-assessment and encouraging peer discussions and comparisons with the experiences of other relevant countries.
Preceding the Forum, participants had an opportunity to take part in an OECD/Turkey Investment Roundtable. A separate one-day Workshop on Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure Financing, organised within the framework of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development [www.oecd.org/mena], took place on 8 November 2006.
Responsible Business Conduct in Indian Infrastructure Sector: Experiences and Lessons for Policy
, Rijit Sengupta, CUTS International
Policy Framework for Investment: Case Study of Egypt
, Egyptian Ministry of Investment
Private Participation in Infrastructure: Lessons Learned - Mobilizing Private Capital and Management into Infrastructure Development
, World Bank
Project Finance: Helping the Investor
, David Tozer, Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS)
The Policy Framework for Investment: An Overview
, Manfred Schekulin, Chair, OECD Investment Committee
Options for putting the PFI into action: The Investment Compact and Investment Reform Process
, Anthony O’Sullivan, OECD