Publications & Documents


6-May-2009

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Security-Related Terms in International Investment Law and in National Security Strategies

Building a workable framework for international investment policy requires developing a mutually-understood vocabulary for key policy terms. This fact-finding study, prepared in support of discussions at a March 2009 “Freedom of Investment” Roundtable hosted at the OECD, explores the meaning of three terms – essential security interests, public order and national security – that are used frequently in international policy dialogue,

26-April-2009

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General and DAC Chair to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee

This statement outlines OECD's response to the crisis and OECD perspectives on the Development Committee agenda. It was presented at the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee meeting in Washington on 26 April 2009 by Mr. Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, and Mr. Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

25-April-2009

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

In the midst of the deepest and most synchronised recession in our lifetimes, OECD's Gurría encourages a policy response which addresses the social impact of the crisis and repairs the financial system.

21-April-2009

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Investment policies and economic crises: lessons from the past

The present crisis, the deepest and most widespread in our lifetimes, is causing economic hardship worldwide. This paper reviews the experience of earlier crises – whether national, international or sectoral – to understand better both the nature of the various investment policy responses and their implications for international investment and long-term sustainable growth. These policy responses are then compared with recent measures

1-April-2009

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Working group meeting on investment strategies in the South Caucasus and Ukraine

Bodrum, Turkey. Discussions focused on investment policies in times of economic crisis, the OECD's strategc response to the crisis and the impact of the crisis on the countries of the South Caucasus and Ukraine.

1-April-2009

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Launch of the South Caucasus and Ukraine Initiative for Investment and Competitiveness

The OECD Initiative for South Caucasus and Ukraine was launched at a Ministerial Meeting which took place in Paris on 1 April 2009.

30-March-2009

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Resist investment protectionism, countries meeting at OECD agree

Countries participating in a “Freedom of Investment” initiative, which together represent four fifths of the world economy, have pledged to resist discriminatory policies and new forms of protectionism towards investment.

30-March-2009

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Development aid at its highest level ever in 2008

In 2008, total net official development assistance (ODA) from members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) rose by 10.2% in real terms to USD 119.8 billion. This is the highest dollar figure ever recorded. It represents 0.30% of members’ combined gross national income.

27-March-2009

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Keeping markets open at times of economic crisis

As a global economic crisis risks becoming a crisis of globalisation, this policy brief looks at the recent performance of trade and FDI, protectionist risks, appropriate policies and the role of the OECD.

27-March-2009

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Building trust and confidence in international investment

At the 10th roundtable on Freedom of Investment on 26 March, OECD and non-OECD governments reviewed recent policy measures and found no trend to date towards protectionism. They issued a report on building trust and confidence in international investment, that calls for renewed vigilance in resisting protectionist pressures and continued peer monitoring at the OECD. This report is intended for OECD and non-OECD Ministers at the

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