This launch event presented preliminary findings from an OECD report on sector competitiveness in Kazakhstan which suggest that Kazakhstan has a strong competitiveness and FDI potential in key non-energy sectors such as agri-business, fertilizers, logistics, business services and information technology.
The MENA 100 Business Plan Competition is an initiative to support and inspire innovative entrepreneurship in the MENA region. It supports entrepreneurship by rewarding innovative and feasible business ideas and by connecting the entrepreneurs behind them with sources of finance and business contacts in MENA and OECD economies. It also encourages entrepreneurial spirit by putting regional talent into the spotlight and by exposing
The UN-OECD-NEPAD have joined forces to improve international and regional co-operation for growth and development in Africa. This partnership and the first results of their joint work were launched at a public briefing at UN Headquarters in New York on 11 October 2010.
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Organised in Paris on 5 October 2010, discussions at this roundtable focused on recent investment policy developments in Canada and South Korea, country responses to Argentina’s position on payment of ICSID arbitral debt, recent annulments of awards under ICSID and green growth and international investment law.
This consultation with Professor John Ruggie discussed the potential role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in the operationalisation of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework.
Key players in the supply chain of tin-tantalum-tungsten and gold, government representatives and international and civil society organisations met to finalise the due diligence guidance on responsible supply chain management of conflict minerals.
Discussions at this meeting focused on investment policy issues in Latin America from a Latin American perspective, taking into account the social and economic development needs and objectives of the region.
The 2010 OECD Corporate Responsibility Roundtable launched an update of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises with discussions focusing on supply chains, human rights and evironment and climate change.
The Western Balkans: Conference on access to finance was held in skopje on 8 June 2010. Participants at this conference discussed improving new investment finance options in the Western Balkans, focusing in particular on apparel manufacturing firms and SMEs.
“For the global economy, corruption is dangerous,” he said at the OECD in Paris on 31 May. “The consequence is economic decay, not development. And that’s why corruption demands a truly global response – one that knows no limits on collaboration.”