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At a meeting in Berlin on 4-5 November 2008, ministers from Central Asian countries agreed to work together on a regional initiative to boost the business climate.
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This note helps donors to decide whether a particular expenditure qualifies as official development assistance (ODA). It supplements the DAC Statistical Reporting Directives.
The OECD’s Working Group on Bribery sharply criticised the United Kingdom’s failure to bring its anti-bribery laws into line with its international obligations under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and urged the rapid introduction of new legislation.
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This brochure, prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee on 11 October 2008, presents OECD guidance for recipient country policies towards SWFs, as well as an overview of OECD work on Freedom of Investment.
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Organised in Paris on 8 October 2008, this roundtable focused on strengthening peer monitoring of recipient country policies, accountability in applying national security investment safeguards and foreign government-controlled investment.
The OECD guidance for recipient country investment policies relating to national security OECD was adopted by the OECD Investment Committee on 8 October 2008. Taken together, the OECD guidance for recipient countries and the Santiago Principles for SWFs provide the international community with a robust framework for promoting mutual trust and confidence and reaping the full benefits of SWFs for home and host countries
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Statistics presented in this note relate to Official Development Assistance (ODA) for health.
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Follow-up Report on the Implementation by Spain of the Phase 2 Recommendations on the Application of the OECD Convention and the 1997 Revised Recommendation on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
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The grant element reflects the financial terms of a transaction: interest rate, maturity and grace period. Only loans with a grant element above 25% qualify as ODA/OA. The attached document includes the grant element formula and examples.
This publication highlights key outcomes of the work of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme from 2005-2007, including reforms achieved to date in investment policies and promotion, corporate governance, financial-sector development, and tax policies. It also contains information on the Programme’s activities, highlighting business-climate developments in MENA countries.