Policy Briefs

  • 28-April-2014


    Improving competitiveness in Tajikistan

    Since its inception in 2008, the OECD Central Asia Initiative has worked to help create the conditions for sustained economic growth and investment in the countries of the Central Asia region, creating opportunities for private initiative, promoting the development of key sectors of the Central Asian economies, and fostering further co-operation with the OECD.

  • 6-April-2011


    Statistical reporting by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the OECD DAC

    This year, for the first time, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) includes in its aid data grants made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in global health.

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  • 8-March-2011


    United Arab Emirates Statistical Reporting to the OECD Development Assistance Committee

    In 2010, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provided whole-of-government reporting of its aid flows at the activity level to the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), making it the first country outside the DAC’s membership to report in such detail.

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  • 1-July-2010


    Getting Closer to the Core - Measuring Country Programmable Aid

    The concept of country programmable aid aims to provide a better estimate of the volume of resources transferred to developing countries. This brief asks: how is this concept defined, how useful is it, and what can be done to make it better?

  • 10-June-2010


    Beyond the DAC: The welcome role of other providers of co-operation

    This Issues Brief sheds light on who the donors beyond the DAC are and how much they are giving. It describes the principles that guide their co-operation and distinguish them from DAC donors.

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  • 27-March-2009

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    Keeping markets open at times of economic crisis

    As a global economic crisis risks becoming a crisis of globalisation, this policy brief looks at the recent performance of trade and FDI, protectionist risks, appropriate policies and the role of the OECD.

  • 22-February-2008

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    Policy Brief: Tax Effects on Foreign Direct Investment

    Virtually all governments are keen to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). It can generate new jobs, bring in new technologies and, more generally, promote growth and employment. The resulting net increase in domestic income is shared with government through taxation of wages and profits of foreign-owned companies, and possibly other taxes on business (e.g. property tax). FDI may also positively affect domestic income through

  • 13-September-2006

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    Policy Brief: The Policy Framework for Investment

    Private investment is essential for ensuring economic growth, sustainable development and poverty reduction. It increases the productive capacity of an economy, drives job creation, brings innovation and new technologies, and boosts income growth. But the amount of private investment, particularly in African and developing economies, falls short of development needs. And the benefits of investment in emerging and transition economies