OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned of a “crisis of globalisation” if governments succumb to protectionist pressures. Speaking to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, he said emergency stimulus measures taken by governments during the crisis needed to be carefully conceived and monitored to preserve the long-term strength of the economy.
Latin America has a major role to play in building a new international financial and economic system, since it has accumulated substantial experience in managing financial crises and recovery programs, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
El papel de América Latina en la construcción de un nuevo sistema financiero y económico internacional tiene que ser relevante. La experiencia acumulada en la gestión de crisis financieras y programas de recuperación en la región es importante, según el Secretario general de la OCDE.
Ten years after the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention entered into force, OECD legal expert Nicola Bonucci talks about its impact and the challenges ahead in the fight against corruption.
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OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the Czech Republic: Report on Progress of the implementation of the Phase 2 Recommendations since October 2006
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This report outlines the Czech Republic's response to the recommendations and follow-up issues identified by the Working Group at the time of Poland's Phase 2 examination in October 2006.
Investment Compact for South East Europe (South East Europe Compact for Reform, Investment, Integrity and Growth) is a leading programme designed to improve the investment climate and to encourage private sector development in South East Europe (SEE).
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme seeks to mobilise investment—foreign, regional and domestic—as a driving force for growth, stability and prosperity throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This programme is part of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development (www.oecd.org/mena).
Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.
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This paper was prepared to support multilateral discussions of recipient country investment policies towards foreign government-controlled investors (FGCIs) at the eighth and ninth Freedom of Investment (FOI) Roundtables, convened under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee.