Policy Briefs

  • 7-July-2015

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    OECD-SADC Policy Brief: Addressing development challenges in Southern Africa

    Private investment is a powerful development enabler, however governments need sound policy frameworks to enhance its development benefits. This policy brief describes how, working with the OECD, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has created the SADC Investment Policy Framework (IPF) which provides a roadmap for investment policy reform in five areas having a strong bearing on the investment climate in the region.

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  • 11-June-2015

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    Slovenia Policy Brief: Addressing the Infrastructure Governance Challenge around the Koper Investment Project

    Having a long-term strategic vision for the use of the infrastructure stock will help to attract private investment not only into the port of Koper, but also into other commercial and social infrastructures for the surrounding region.

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  • 31-March-2015

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    Indonesia Policy Brief: Investment - Upgrading Indonesia's Infrastructure

    Infrastructure investment in Indonesia was seriously impaired by the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Indonesia plans to increase investment sharply through both public spending and private finance. Yet, Indonesia lacks suitable long-term investment vehicles and capital markets are still developing.

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  • 30-November-2014

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    India Policy Brief: Encouraging Greater International Investment in India

    India is regularly mentioned as one of the top global destinations for international investment, but it ranks outside the top 10 recipients worldwide. International multinationals cite factors such as retrospective tax legislation and rulings, strict labour laws, slow decision-making at the sub-national level, and poor infrastructure.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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

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