The Western Balkans Regional Competitiveness Initiative aims to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of the Western Balkan economies through improving human capital development and boosting innovation.
This Investment Policy Review examines Colombia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
Major donors’ aid to developing countries fell by nearly 3% in 2011, breaking a long trend of annual increases. Disregarding years of exceptional debt relief, this was the first drop since 1997.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 1 November 2011 and 29 February 2012. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 24 May and 25 October 2011, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
Zambia is one of the dynamic growth poles of Southern Africa and this Review highlights its progress in implementing its policy framework for investment and identifies some remaining challenges faced by the government.
Bribery of public officials is harmful to good governance, economic development and competitive conditions. Confiscation and recovery of the proceeds derived from foreign bribery are key elements in the international framework to fight corruption of public officials.
This Review assesses Kazakhstan's ability to comply with the principles of liberalisation, transparency and non-discrimination and to bring its investment policy closer to recognised international standards such as the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises.&l
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This note is produced in the framework of the OECD Horizontal Programme on Water (www.oecd.org/water). It presents data on external finance for water supply and sanitation in developing countries.
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This comparative table has been prepared to facilitate understanding by the adhering governments of the changes made to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, on the occasion of the 2011 update of the instrument.
The 2011 update of the Guidelines includes new recommendations addressing human rights, living wages, and internet freedom, as well as reinforced procedural guidance for their promotion and implementation.