Publications & Documents


  • 10-December-2008

    English

    NEPAD-OECD High-Level Meeting on Advancing Investment Policy Reform in Africa

    The high-level meeting discussed investment policy reform to explore measures to implement concrete plans for sustainably improving African countries’ investment climates. The expert roundtable on investment in transport infrastructure and regional integration drew on experience sharing and best practice to identify the factors that are holding investment back in African countries’ transport sector.

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  • 9-December-2008

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    Israel joins OECD Working Group on Bribery

    Israel has officially joined the OECD Working Group on Bribery, an important step in its accession to OECD membership. Israel becomes the 38th signatory and first Middle-Eastern country to join the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention.

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  • 28-November-2008

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    Accountability for security-related investment policies

    OECD work on Freedom of Investment has identified four key principles – non-discrimination, transparency, proportionality and accountability – for evaluating restrictive foreign investment policy measures that seek to safeguard essential security interests and public order. This note looks at accountability in the context of security-related investment policies and to support completion of the accountability section in the guidance

  • 24-November-2008

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews - China 2008: Encouraging Responsible Business Conduct

    This Investment Policy Review of China 2008 reviews Chinese government efforts to encourage responsible business conduct against the backdrop of recent regulatory changes and China's increasing outward investment. It also evaluates recent improvements in China's FDI statistics.

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  • 22-November-2008

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Peru

    This Review, undertaken as a part of Peru's adherence process and in co-operation with Peruvian authorities, shows the country's achievements in establishing an open and transparent investment regime with a limited number of restrictions, enabling Peru to rank among the most open economies. Recent governmental initiatives seek to further reduce administrative barriers to investment, streamline and simplify investment incentives, and

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  • 14-November-2008

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    Investment Newsletter, November 2008, Issue 8

    Investment Newsletter No.8 focuses on recent developments in foreign direct investment in OECD countries, OECD guidance on Sovereign Wealth Funds, China's efforts to promote responsible business conduct in co-operation with OECD and OECD and ILO initiatives to promote responsible business conduct.

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  • 12-November-2008

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    OECD preparing two-pillar action plan in response to crisis, says Gurría

    OECD is preparing a two-pillar action plan for governments, as part of a global response to the world financial crisis, calling for tighter regulation and oversight of financial markets and improved national policies to promote economic growth.

  • 20-October-2008

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    The Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan - Progress and Challenges

    This publication analyses a broad range of anti-corruption measures recently implemented in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and identifies where interim progress has been achieved, and where further or reinforced action is needed.

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  • 17-October-2008

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    OECD Group demands rapid UK action to enact adequate anti-bribery laws

    The OECD’s Working Group on Bribery sharply criticised the United Kingdom’s failure to bring its anti-bribery laws into line with its international obligations under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and urged the rapid introduction of new legislation.

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  • 11-October-2008

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    Sovereign Wealth Funds and recipient countries - Working together to maintain and expand freedom of investment

    This brochure, prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee on 11 October 2008, presents OECD guidance for recipient country policies towards SWFs, as well as an overview of OECD work on Freedom of Investment.

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