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  • 27-July-2015

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    Implementing new international standards for compiling FDI statistics

    In 2014, many countries implemented the latest international guidelines for compiling FDI statistics. The new standards have resulted in significant changes in FDI statistics, including new measures of FDI at the global level.

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  • 27-July-2015

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    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Statistics - OECD Data, Analysis and Forecasts

    Latest statistics for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Analysis, trends and forecasts from the OECD using FDI statistics collected to latest international guidelines.

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  • 27-July-2015

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    Measuring International Investment by Multinational Enterprises

    This brochure explains the major changes introduced in the OECD’s 4th Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which saw widespread implementation in 2014, and assesses the impact on FDI statistics.

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  • 27-July-2015

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    Launch of Green Growth Tracking Report

    Taking stock of progress made since 2011, "Towards Green Growth? Tracking Progress" draws lessons from green growth mainstreaming across the OECD’s work programme, notably in terms of how governments can maximise institutional settings to seize economic opportunities surrounding the transition to a green economy, and considers ways to enrich the Green Growth Strategy based on work undertaken since its launch.

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  • 22-July-2015

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    Policy Framework for Investment - Pocket Edition

    The pocket edition of the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) contains the full text of the 2015 update minus the supplemental questions and reference lists. The PFI is a comprehensive and systematic tool for improving investment conditions. Find the integral text and other tools online at www.oecd.org/investment/pfi.htm.

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  • 16-July-2015

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    Regional investment: Time to cooperate

    There is strength in unity but when it comes to regional co-operation to enhance development, this lesson can be lost. This blog post examines how regions such as the Southern African Community for Development (SADC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) use the Policy Framework for Investment to enhance their investment policies and to attract investment that works for the development of the region as a whole.

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  • 15-July-2015

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    OSAA-OECD high-level event on leveraging pension funds for financing infrastructure development in Africa

    Addis Ababa - Part of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, this event explored strategies to leverage Africa’s pension funds and other sources of private financing to develop Africa’s infrastructure. Ways to improve the investment climate in Africa using the recently updated Policy Framework for Investment were also be addressed.

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  • 10-July-2015

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    Financing for development? Show me the money!

    In 2009, Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo published her book, “Dead Aid”, which shocked much of the international development community by claiming that ‘traditional’ systems of official development assistance (ODA) to Africa were not delivering, and arguing why we must find alternatives. This article looks at where we are at today.

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  • 9-July-2015

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    Consultation on Options for Low Income Countries’ Effective and Efficient Use of Tax Incentives for Investment

    The G20’s Development Working Group has invited four International Organisations (IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank) to write a report on options for low income countries’ effective and efficient use of tax incentives for investment. The International Organisations are asked to use their shared expertise—based on many years of country interactions and analysis—to assist low income countries in making better use of tax incentives.

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  • 24-June-2015

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    Fostering investment in infrastructure

    Adequate infrastructure is necessary for sustainable economic and social development. However investment in infrastructure in most developing and emerging economies needs to be substantially increased. This paper draws on 22 OECD Investment Policy Reviews undertaken in such economies and identifies policy options to enhance the enabling environment for infrastructure investment.

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