Publications & Documents


  • 30-June-2005

    English

    Transparency and Third Party Participation in Investor-State Dispute Settlement Procedures: Statement by the Investment Committee

    The OECD Investment Committee has released a statement supporting additional transparency in international investment arbitration. The Working Paper Transparency and Third Party Participation in Investor-State Dispute Settlement Procedures provides a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of current rules and steps to improve transparency by governments, arbitral tribunals and relevant international organisations

  • 14-June-2005

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    Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility: The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Developing Countries - Building Trust

    In conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points, the 2005 Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility focusing on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Developing Countries was held on 14 June 2005 in Paris, France.

  • 7-June-2005

    English

    Cutting barriers to competition, investment and trade in US and EU would boost GDP - OECD study

    Boosting market liberalisation by reducing trade, investment and competition barriers to "best practice" levels could significantly raise GDP per head in the European Union and the United States, according to a new OECD working paper.

  • 6-June-2005

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    Mobilising Private Investment for Development: Policy Lessons on the Role of ODA

    This report focuses on the role of official development assistance (ODA) to support the efforts of developing countries to improve their investment climate, including through policy capacity building. The experiences with intervention in areas such as regulatory reform, upgrading of infrastructure and strengthening the trade/investment linkage are reviewed. More targeted approaches to enhancing investment are also analysed, including

  • 25-May-2005

    English

    NEPAD/OECD Investment Policy Roundtable on Investment for African Development: Making it Happen

    Organised in the context of the NEPAD/OECD Africa Investment Initiative, this Roundtable in Entebbe, Uganda, on 25-27 May 2005 focused on the regulatory environment for foreign direct investment in African countries and private participation in infrastructure and the utilities sectors.

  • 19-May-2005

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    Promoting Corporate Responsibility: The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    This article, by the OECD Secretary-General Donald Johnston, describes how the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, a government-backed code of conduct for international business, has become an influential instrument for promoting appropriate standards of behaviour in today’s global economy. It was prepared for a book on Corporate Social Responsibility published by the International Bar Association and Kluwer Law

  • 28-April-2005

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    OECD Initiative on Investment for Development: Progress Report

    This progress report, approved by the OECD Investment Committee in April 2005, documents work on the Policy Framework for Investment. The Framework is non-prescriptive. It provides a checklist of policy issues to support an attractive environment for both domestic and foreign investment. The report also notes progress under the Initiative in building policy capacity through peer learning and in joint work with DAC on using ODA more

  • 26-April-2005

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    The UN Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Complementarities and Distinctive Contributions

    This document, by the UN Global Compact and the OECD, seeks to clarify the complementarities and distinctive contributions of these two initiatives.

  • 11-April-2005

    English

    Official Development Assistance increases further - but 2006 targets still a challenge

    Official Development Assistance (ODA) to developing countries increased to USD 78.6 billion in 2004, its highest level ever. Taking into account inflation and the fall in the U.S. dollar, this represents a 4.6% rise in real terms from 2003 to 2004 and follows a 4.3% increase from 2002 to 2003.

  • 4-April-2005

    English

    MENA-OECD Investment Steering Group meeting

    The MENA-OECD Steering Group meeting in Paris on 4 April 2005 focused on progress to date and preparations for the Ministerial meeting.

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