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New OECD statistics show the first evidence of the major scaling up of aid promised by donors at recent international meetings. Detailed figures for total Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided in 2004 by donors that are members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) show an increase of aid to USD 79.5 billion. This is a real increase of 5.9 per cent since 2003.
This Symposium, organised jointly by ICSID, OECD and UNCTAD, enabled non-governmental actors to share their perspectives on emerging investment arbitration issues identified by governments and their international organisations; to explore and advance the agenda which developed and developing country parties to investment agreements have in common; and to consider ways for the three organisations and other interested institutions to
This book provides an account of what the 39 adhering governments have been doing to enhance the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to the improved functioning of the global economy. It also provides an overview of corporate responsibility in the developing world.
Two-thirds of the aid which the European Commission and the 22 member governments of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee pledged to countries hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami has been spent or ear-marked for specific projects, according to statistics gathered by the OECD.
Taking place in Beijing, China, on 8-9 December 2005, this Symposium focused on specific aspects of policies towards cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
This two-day anti-corruption training seminar for prosecutors focused on capacity-building for specialised prosecutors handling corruption cases on a regular basis. The seminar, hosted by the Government of Argentina, was organised in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as well as the Inter-American Development Bank. It was held immediately prior to the High-Level Anti-Corruption Seminar for Latin American and
The National Treatment instrument stipulates that adhering countries shall accord to foreign-controlled enterprises on their territories treatment no less favourable than that accorded in like situations to domestic enterprises. This publication describes the main features of the OECD National Treatment instrument and contains a complete survey of adhering governments' measures relating to National Treatment.
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This presentation by Donald J. Johnston, OECD Secretary-General, was made at APEC Investment Opportunities 2005: Towards Co-Prosperity Through Partnership held in Busan, Korea, on 16 November 2005.
Organised by the OECD in co-operation with APEC, this seminar took place on 14-15 November 2005 in Busan, Korea. Discussions focused on defining investment for development and how to encourage greater investment mobility.
OECD member governments actively seek to enhance the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), including in the context of development. They are committed to debating this issue with non-OECD countries, inter alia in the context of the OECD Bologna Process, and the Initiative on Investment for Development and its Policy Framework for Investment project. The present document is intended as a contribution by the Investment