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.
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).
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed the passage into law of the UK Bribery Bill.
The 2010 Investment Reform Index for South-East Europe provides an independent and rigorous assessment of investment-related policy settings and reform against international good practice.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 1 September 2009 and 14 February 2010. Information presented in this report has also been used for a joint report by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 8 March 2010, in response to the G20 Leaders' request for public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
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Organised in Paris on 26 March 2010, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries, the identification of investors and responsible investment in agriculture.
Turkey has made significant progress in its efforts to combat bribery in international business deals by fully implementing all but one of the recommendations made by the OECD Working Group on Bribery since 2007.
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Investment Newsletter No.12 focuses on global investment activity, including latest figures for China and India, renewed calls to G20 to resist protectionism, capital controls and the OECD Codes of Liberalisation, business and the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the investment policy review of India.
Recently, a few countries have introduced or tightened capital controls. Some others have debated - but so far refrained from imposing - new controls. OECD rules do not prohibit capital controls but neither do they encourage them.
At the USCIB Global Investment Conference in Washington A. Gurría announced that the OECD is considering the feasibility of a non-binding “Model Investment Treaty”, building on converging understandings in OECD and partner countries and invited other organisations to join these reflections.