This seminar aimed to advance shared understandings on policies to make the most of cross-border capital flows in support of growth and development and on the value of international co-operation, including the OECD Codes of Liberalisation, in the current context of serious global financial turbulence.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría discussed how co-operation is key in order to best use international capital flows as a tool to finance growth and development that make our economies more prosperous and resilient while dealing with their challenges.
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) should create urgently needed jobs for the 2.5 million people entering the labour market each year and improve their policies to encourage women’s entrepreneurship in order to reduce structural unemployment, says a new OECD report.
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Organised in Paris on 8 October 2012, the 17th Roundtable discussed recent investment policy developments including continued discussions focusing on investor-state dispute settlement.
This book features the results of a stocktaking exercise of business integrity and anti-bribery policies for 20 countries in Africa. It is the result of a collaborative initative between OECD and the African Development Bank.
This guidance addresses the unique due diligence challenges posed by gold, such as its intrinsic high-value and fungible nature, the non-linear structure of its supply chain, and its multiple downstream uses.
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This document describes the role of the Codes, benchmarks for adherence, governance arrangements, and the procedures to follow to join the Codes.
The National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) are set up by governments adhering to the Guidelines. One of their main roles is to assist in the resolution of issues arising from alleged non-observance of the Guidelines. This manual explains this role.
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This draft smelter list serves as useful baseline to help better engage smelter companies on responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict and high risk areas. It was last updated in 2011 so the information presented in this list should therefore always be reviewed by companies exercising their due diligence.
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This paper provides an overview of current government schemes promoting corporate reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and analyses their main building blocks. It describes the drivers and challenges for governments, companies and investors in dealing with GHG reporting