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Cross-border investment in agricultural production and farmland is not a new phenomenon, but it is growing in importance. This report reviews international initiatives for promoting responsible investment in agriculture and explores what contribution, if any, OECD investment instruments could make to these initiatives. This paper was commissioned for the OECD Freedom of Investment Roundtable to facilitate discussion of the issues by
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The 42 adhering governments to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises have agreed on the terms of reference for carrying out an update of the Guidelines. The update aims to ensure their continued role as a leading international instrument for the promotion of responsible business conduct.
This Investment Policy Review examines Morocco’s achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
Phase 3 focuses closely on enforcement of the Convention, the 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation, as well as outstanding recommendations from Phase 2 and institutional or legislative changes since Phase 2.
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa increasingly recognise that gender equality - encouraging the talents, skills, education and productivity of all their citizens, including women - will make their countries stronger.
The Guidelines are supported by a unique implementation mechanism of National Contact Points which assists enterprises and their stakeholders to take appropriate measures to further the objectives of the Guidelines
The Development Co-operation Report, issued by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), is the key annual reference document for statistics and analysis on the latest trends in international aid.
On 16 April 2010, Peru’s Minister of Economy and Finance Mercedes Araoz officially launched Peru´s National Contact Point which is located in Peru's Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversíon).
Since the mid 1980s, aid to agriculture has fallen by 43% but recent data indicate a slowdown in the decline, and the beginnings of an upward trend.
New OECD figures show continuing growth in development aid in 2009, despite the financial crisis.