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(New York/Paris, 27 October 2009) – The United Nations Global Compact and the OECD have recently begun to enhance their collaborative efforts, particularly in countries that have both Global Compact Local Networks and National Contact Points NCPs on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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Aid in Support of Environment: 2006-2007
Policy makers and experts from South East Europe and OECD gathered in Sarajevo to assess ways to streamline co-operation between parliaments and legislative branches to develop a more attractive and competitive business environment in SEE.
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This paper analyses the differences in Official Development Assistance (ODA) data recorded in the OECD’s Creditor Reporting System (CRS) versus aid data captured at the country level in Burkina Faso and Malawi. The CRS contains ODA statistics reported by the members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and some multilateral organisations. It has been tracking this information since 1967, making it the most
The OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme was invited to participate in a conference co-organised by the Austro-French Centre for Rapprocehement in Europe, the French Institute for International Relations, and the European Institute of Romania, in Bucharest on 15-16 October 2009.
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Intermediaries fulfil a key role in international business transactions. While many of them perform lawful tasks, many also engage in bribery of foreign public officials. This study, initiated in 2007, focuses on the use of intermediaries in cases of bribery of foreign public officials. It provides a definition of intermediaries and reasons for their use before examining several modus operandi, legal and practical issues, and
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The “Freedom of Investment" process hosted by the OECD Investment Committee has stepped up monitoring of investment policy developments and will be issuing reports on investment measures throughout 2010. This report was prepared for the 11th Freedom of Investment Roundtable held in October 2009.
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Investment Newsletter No.11 focuses on a joint OECD-WTO-UNCTAD report that the three organisations delivered to G20 Leaders ahead of the Pittsburg Summit, investment liberalisation, national security, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, FDI statistics, the 8th Global Forum on International Investment and the NEPAD-OECD Africa Initiative.
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Organised in Paris on 7 October 2009, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries and foreign state immunity.
Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable