Publications & Documents


  • 26-March-2008

    English

    Corruption: Glossary of International Criminal Standards

    This Glossary explains the key elements required to classify corruption as a criminal act, according to three major international conventions: OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions; Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption; UN Convention against Corruption.

  • 17-March-2008

    English

    International Investment Law: Understanding Concepts and Tracking Innovations

    International investment agreements set ground rules for how host governments treat foreign investors. This publication includes the definition of investor and investment; the interpretation of umbrella clauses in investment agreements; coverage of environmental, labour and anti-corruption issues; and the interaction between investment and services chapters in selected regional trade agreements.

  • 12-March-2008

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    Investment Newsletter, March 2008, Issue 6

    Investment Newsletter, No. 6 puts the spotlight on China's outward foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as reporting on recent developments in foreign direct investment in OECD countries. It also reviews the effect of taxation on FDI, efforts to mobilise private investment in Africa's water infrastructure, and examines services trade and FDI in regional trade agreements.

  • 28-February-2008

    English, , 825kb

    OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations: User's Guide 2008

    The purpose of this User's Guide is to contribute to a better understanding of the principles and procedures of the OECD Codes. It also provides detailed explanations of the coverage of the Codes and may therefore serve as a manual for Code users. First published in 2003, the 2008 version has been adjusted to take recent developments into account, specifically, revised insurance and private pensions provisions of the Code of

  • 22-February-2008

    English, , 199kb

    Policy Brief: Tax Effects on Foreign Direct Investment

    Virtually all governments are keen to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). It can generate new jobs, bring in new technologies and, more generally, promote growth and employment. The resulting net increase in domestic income is shared with government through taxation of wages and profits of foreign-owned companies, and possibly other taxes on business (e.g. property tax). FDI may also positively affect domestic income through

  • 19-February-2008

    English

    OECD countries agree on further liberalisation commitments in insurance and private pensions

    OECD countries have agreed on further liberalisation commitments in the areas of insurance and private pensions. The OECD Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations has been amended to broaden the insurance obligations of the Code and introduce new obligations on private pensions, thereby establishing a new, high standard for cross-border trade in insurance and private pensions services.

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  • 19-February-2008

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    Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations

    This report on the Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations was approved by the OECD Council on 19 February 2008. The main results and conclusions relating to the seventh examination process are given in a Note by the Secretary-General. The full set of findings is presented in the accompanying report.

  • 24-January-2008

    English

    Creditor Reporting System 2007: Aid Activities in Support of HIV/AIDS Control, 2000-2007

    This publication presents comprehensive statistics on aid flows in support of HIV/AIDS control covering the years 2000-2006 (estimates are provided for 2007).

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  • 22-January-2008

    English

    Progress in Policy Reforms to Improve the Investment Climate in South East Europe: Investment Reform Index 2006

    This publication assesses to what extent governments in the region have leveraged their assets with effective policies to attract investment and stimulate growth.

  • 8-January-2008

    English

    OECD questions Turkey's implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery has serious concerns about Turkey's implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

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