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Launching the first OECD Central Asia Competitiveness Outlook at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Angel Gurría talks about Central Asia's potential for becoming become a new hub for economic prosperity and social progress.
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This publication presents an econometric analysis on the extent that patterns of geographical concentration changed during the original Parties' transition to market based economies and the impact of broad regional integration, and broad regional integration, and free trade agreement membership in particular, on countries' ability to generate higher foreign direct investment inflows.
This launch event presented preliminary findings from an OECD report on sector competitiveness in Kazakhstan which suggest that Kazakhstan has a strong competitiveness and FDI potential in key non-energy sectors such as agri-business, fertilizers, logistics, business services and information technology.
The MENA 100 Business Plan Competition is an initiative to support and inspire innovative entrepreneurship in the MENA region. It supports entrepreneurship by rewarding innovative and feasible business ideas and by connecting the entrepreneurs behind them with sources of finance and business contacts in MENA and OECD economies. It also encourages entrepreneurial spirit by putting regional talent into the spotlight and by exposing
This assessment of Egypt's business climate identifies policy priorities and proposes specific reforms and actions to enable Egypt to achieve measurable improvements in its business climate.
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In addition to implementing traditional trade-related liberalisations such as tariff reductions, the CEFTA 2006 obliges the parties to undertake commitments related to investment policy. The investment-related clauses provide for non-discrimatory treatment of investments underpinned by the principle of national treatment.
Discussions at this meeting focused on investment policy issues in Latin America from a Latin American perspective, taking into account the social and economic development needs and objectives of the region.
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This report presents a comprehensive review of the legal frameworks covering IPRs in the CEFTA 2006 Parties.
This project aims to define and strengthen sector specific sources of competitiveness in the Western Balkans, focusing on sector evaluation in the region to determine the most competitive sectors at the regional level and to identify sector specific barriers.
The Western Balkans: Conference on access to finance was held in skopje on 8 June 2010. Participants at this conference discussed improving new investment finance options in the Western Balkans, focusing in particular on apparel manufacturing firms and SMEs.