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The Global Forum edition of the Investment Newsletter No.11 focuses on the collapse of international investment activity in 2009.
Organised in Paris on 7-8 December 2009, this event focused on 2 core elements of any strategy aimed at ending the crisis and achieving sustainable, long-term economic growth: the need to improve investment environments around the world and the need to avoid the spread of investment protectionism.
The Investment Policy Review of India charts India's progress in developing an effective policy framework to promote investment for development, especially since the acceleration of economic reform from 1991 onward. It focuses on policies towards investment, trade, competition and other elements of the business environment. Finally, it outlines some of the challenges of implementing national-level reforms at state level.
This study shows great progress in building a successful policy environment to encourage investment and the resulting acceleration in FDI inflows and economic growth. However, India needs to strengthen and liberalise its regulatory framework and invest more in infrastructure in order to attract increased foreign direct investment, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
The first OECD investment policy review of India is a landmark in the growing co-operation and enhanced engagement between India and the OECD. While the OECD is responsible for its contents, India participated wholeheartedly in the preparatory work at many levels of government and over the whole period from conception to completion.
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In light of the UN Climate change conference in Copenhagen the OECD has prepared a brief analysis of aid in support of greenhouse gas mitigation in developing countries.
In 2008, ten years after their adoption, the Working Group on Bribery undertook a review of the OECD Instruments on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
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This report outlines Chile's response to the recommendations and follow-up issues identified by the Working Group at the time of Chile's Phase 2 examination in October 2007.
The global economy is recovering faster than expected but remains fragile. How quickly will global trade and investment bounce back after the sharp falls of the past year? What role can international investment play in building a stronger, cleaner, fairer global economy?
The OECD is pleased to see the commitment being made by the UK government to the fight against foreign bribery,” Mr Gurría said.