OECD anti-corruption regional actions focus on countries not party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by promoting international anti-corruption instruments in order to strengthen regional capacity to fight corruption.
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Organised in Paris on 17 December 2008, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries, multiple approval processes and foreign government-controlled investment.
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This report compiles papers prepared for the NEPAD-OECD Expert Roundtable in Kampala on 11 December 2008, specifically: how to increase sound private investment in Africa's road infrastructure; an overview of regional road infrastructure projects in the East African Community; emerging public and sovereign fund investors in Africa's infrastructure; and, engaging the private sector in African infrastructure.
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.
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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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
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.
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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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.
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.