In 2008, ten years after their adoption, the Working Group on Bribery undertook a review of the OECD Instruments on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
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This report outlines Chile's response to the recommendations and follow-up issues identified by the Working Group at the time of Chile's Phase 2 examination in October 2007.
The global economy is recovering faster than expected but remains fragile. How quickly will global trade and investment bounce back after the sharp falls of the past year? What role can international investment play in building a stronger, cleaner, fairer global economy?
The OECD is pleased to see the commitment being made by the UK government to the fight against foreign bribery,” Mr Gurría said.
In the context of the economic crisis, reforms can become an effective vehicle for sustained recovery but governments must find the right balance between an effective regulatory and institutional framework and minimising unnecessary red tape. Moreover, governments cannot reset the economy on their own and the contribution of the women and the private sector will be crucial, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
Opening this event in Marrakesh, Angel Gurría underlined that the economic crisis has not spared the MENA region, with a significant economic contraction and a severe impact on the labour markets. According to the Secretary-General, the MENA-OECD Initiative can serve as a model for effective co-operation in building the global economy of the future.
Following the launch of the SCU Initiative on 1 April 2009, the first meeting of the Working Group on Financial Markets Development and Impact of Central Banks will be held on 17 November 2009 in Warsaw, Poland.
On 16 November 2009 at the OECD Paris headquarters, the South East Europe Investment Committee brought together SEE and OECD representatives and experts, including the donor community, to address enhancing regional ownership of investment policy processes and opportunities for further co-operation.
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These papers on taxation for investment and development in Africa, private participation in energy infrastructure in Africa, deepening African financial markets for growth and investment and boosting Africa’s energy sector through carbon finance were prepared for the NEPAD-OECD meeting in Johannesburg on 11-12 November 2009.
The 2009 NEPAD-OECD meetings focused on mobilising financial resources in Africa against the crisis and on boosting private investment in African energy infrastructure, drawing on country experiences and best practices to identify and address the factors holding back investment in African countries’ energy sectors.