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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
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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
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This document, by the UN Global Compact and the OECD, seeks to clarify the complementarities and distinctive contributions of these two initiatives.
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.
The MENA-OECD Steering Group meeting in Paris on 4 April 2005 focused on progress to date and preparations for the Ministerial meeting.
Organised in the context of the NEPAD/OECD Investment Initiative, this conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 7-8 March 2005 focused on emerging integrity framework for Africa and business perspectives on integrity and transparency in the African context.
The OECD Centre for Private Sector Development in Istanbul provides a central platform for co-operation between the OECD and transition or emerging economies on private sector development policies through its approach to policy dialogue and exchange of experiences and development of best practices for market economy reform.
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Prepared by the OECD and the EBRD in close consultation with the European Commission this report presents the 2004 edition of the Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment for Serbia and Montenegro.
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Prepared by the OECD and the EBRD in close consultation with the European Commission this report presents the 2004 edition of the Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment for Bulgaria.
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Prepared by the OECD and the EBRD in close consultation with the European Commission this report presents the 2004 edition of the Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment for Croatia.