Japan's net official development assistance (ODA) was USD 9.3 billion in 2002, making it the world's second largest donor.
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In recent years, several OECD countries have been paying increasing attention to the contribution that private actors can make to development co-operation. This study consists of a policy-oriented analysis of past and present foundation activities in development.
Special Focus: Enhancing the Role of Business in the Fight Against Corruption. This book provides an account of what the 38 adhering governments have been doing in 2003 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.
In a major review of Ireland's development co-operation programme, the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) noted that Ireland's official development assistance (ODA) rose dramatically over the past decade.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 November 2003. This Workshop took stock of progress in promoting corporate responsibility through private sector initiatives and inter-governmental approaches such as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
19 November 2003, Johannesburg, South Africa. This roundtable addressed the critical issues of African priorities and ways that OECD countries can contribute to the improvement of the business environment for domestic and international investors and to building the necessary capacities.
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This statement by OECD and NEPAD was issued at the OECD-Africa Investment Roundtable which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 19 November 2003. It calls for the launch of a result-oriented, inclusive and comprehensive Africa Investment Initiative to create a positive investment environment across the continent.
The third annual conference of the OECD Global Forum on International Investment was hosted by the South African Government in Johannesburg on 17-18 November 2003.
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This speech was made by Mr. Richard Hecklinger, Deputy-Secretary General, OECD, at the Global Forum on International Investment held in Johannesburg on 17-18 November 2003.
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This booklet brings together the results of work conducted in 2003 by the OECD on the issue of public sector transparency in international investment policy. This is part of a broader initiative to promote the role of international investment in economic development and to contribute to the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Parts of this booklet are taken from