Publications & Documents


  • 19-August-2008

    English

    Making Reforms Succeed: Moving Forward with the MENA Investment Policy Agenda

    This publication highlights key outcomes of the work of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme from 2005-2007, including reforms achieved to date in investment policies and promotion, corporate governance, financial-sector development, and tax policies. It also contains information on the Programme’s activities, highlighting business-climate developments in MENA countries.

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  • 15-August-2008

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    Joint Statement by the South African Minister of Finance, Trevor A. Manuel, and the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, regarding Enhanced Engagement between South Africa and the OECD

    The world is rapidly transforming and a number of dynamic emerging economies,including South Africa, have become major players and trading partners with the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). In this context, the OECD Members have recognised the need for theOrganisation to become more open and relevant in order to realise its strategicgoal of becoming an important hub for dialogue on globally

  • 22-July-2008

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    OECD Investment Policy Review of Russia: Strengthening the Policy Framework for Investment

    In 2007, Russia’s international investment flows reached record highs, making Russia one of the world’s largest recipients and sources of FDI. Russia's potential for attracting even more international investment can be improved by strengthening beneficial competition and offering additional opportunities for investment. Disseminating international standard business practices among Russian firms can also boost the country's

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  • 11-July-2008

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    Information Note on the DAC Deflators

    The DAC deflators adjust for both price and exchange rate changes, so that all flows, from all donors, in all years, are expressed in terms of a readily understood fixed unit of measurement - the purchasing power of a US dollar in a recent year, referred to as the base year.

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  • 27-June-2008

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    OECD-China Seminar on Promoting Responsible Environmental Conduct

    Organised in Paris on 27 June 2008, this seminar aimed to initiate a continuing dialogue and the establishment of a network for sharing information on best practices of environmentally responsible business conduct among Chinese enterprises.

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  • 26-June-2008

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    OECD-China Symposium on Government Approaches to Encouraging Responsible Business Conduct

    Organised in Paris on 26-27 June 2008, this symposium discussed a report outlining China’s recent progress in encouraging responsible business conduct, examined remaining challenges and offered proposals for advancing work in this area.

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  • 24-June-2008

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    Investment Newsletter, June 2008, Issue 7

    Investment Newsletter No.7 focuses on recent developments in foreign direct investment (FDI) in OECD countries. FDI outflows from OECD countries in 2007 leapt to a record USD 1.82 trillion from USD 1.2 trillion in 2006 but are projected to fall sharply in 2008.

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  • 23-June-2008

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    OECD-ILO Conference on employment and industrial relations: Promoting responsible business conduct in a globalising economy

    Organised in Paris on 23-24 June 2008, this year’s roundtable was devoted to a high-level policy dialogue between governments, business, labour and other stakeholders around the theme “Employment and Industrial Relations: Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in a Globalising Economy”.

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  • 23-June-2008

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    Selected Initiatives and Instruments Relevant to Corporate Social Responsibility

    An overview of the unique status and characteristics of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and the UN Global Compact. These instruments complement privately-developed corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and are key expressions of the broader systems of public and private governance from which the private

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  • 20-June-2008

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    Argentina - Phase 2: Report on Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    Argentina should promptly establish effective liability and sanctions for companies for the offence of foreign bribery and significantly improve its capacity to investigate and prosecute the offence, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

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