Publications & Documents


  • 19-April-2012

    English

    Credit crunch squeezing entrepreneurs and small businesses more than big firms

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) requesting loans between 2007 and 2010 faced higher interest rates than for large companies. Loan conditions for SMEs included shortened maturities and increased demands for collateral, suggesting that banks considered smaller firms to be a higher risk.

  • 13-April-2012

    English

    Colombia - Investment Policy Review - OECD

    This Investment Policy Review examines Colombia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.

  • 10-April-2012

    English

    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Colombia 2012

    This Investment Policy Review examines Colombia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment. The Review  shows  that, in the past few years, Colombia has made tremendous progress in promoting investment liberalisation and improving its investment policy framework. Colombia has also recently undertaken important policy reforms in many of

  • 4-April-2012

    English

    Development: Aid to developing countries falls because of global recession

    Major donors’ aid to developing countries fell by nearly 3% in 2011, breaking a long trend of annual increases. Disregarding years of exceptional debt relief, this was the first drop since 1997.

  • 2-April-2012

    English, PDF, 736kb

    Inventory of investment measures taken between 1 November 2011 and 29 February 2012

    This report covers investment measures taken between 1 November 2011 and 29 February 2012. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 24 May and 25 October 2011, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.

  • 30-March-2012

    English

    UK increases enforcement of foreign bribery, but concerns remain about transparency and resources

    The United Kingdom has significantly boosted its foreign bribery enforcement efforts but needs to be more transparent when resolving cases.

  • 30-March-2012

    English

    Hungary has improved legal framework for fighting foreign bribery, but must do more to detect and prosecute

    Hungary’s law banning bribery of foreign public officials is relatively good on paper but lacks effective application, according to a new OECD report. Hungary must strengthen detection and prosecution of individuals and companies involved in foreign bribery.

  • 30-March-2012

    English

    Zambia - Investment Policy Review - OECD

    Zambia is one of the dynamic growth poles of Southern Africa and this Review highlights its progress in implementing its policy framework for investment and identifies some remaining challenges faced by the government.

  • 30-March-2012

    English

    Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery: A joint OECD-StAR analysis

    Bribery of public officials is harmful to good governance, economic development and competitive conditions. Confiscation and recovery of the proceeds derived from foreign bribery are key elements in the international framework to fight corruption of public officials.

  • 28-March-2012

    English

    Greater Mekong Subregion Investment Policy Forum

    This Forum provided a regional platform for participating countries to showcase their current reforms, and increase the subregion's visibility to international investors.

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