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Intermediaries fulfil a key role in international business transactions. While many of them perform lawful tasks, many also engage in bribery of foreign public officials. This study, initiated in 2007, focuses on the use of intermediaries in cases of bribery of foreign public officials. It provides a definition of intermediaries and reasons for their use before examining several modus operandi, legal and practical issues, and
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points (NCP) which was held in June 2011. This report reviews NCP activities as well as other implementation activities undertaken by adhering governments over the June 2010 - June 2011 period.
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The dramatic increase in international capital flows, despite a temporary contraction during the global crisis, has motivated policy discussions on the associated benefits and costs of capital mobility. While international capital movements can support long-term growth, they also pose short-term policy challenges, including those associated with undesirable consequences of exchange-rate appreciation, financial and asset-price cycles
This review assesses the Ukraine's ability to comply with the principles of liberalisation, transparency and non-discrimination and to bring its investment policy closer to recognised international standards.
This report examines the key policies that would increase competitiveness in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus region through developing human capital, improving access to finance for SMEs and creating more and better investment opportunities.
To support Morocco in boosting jobs and investment, this OECD report assesses the country’s business climate, and targets key areas for reform.
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The financial crisis and its aftermath have revealed the extent to which the good functioning of markets and hence of the world economy depends on propriety, integrity and transparency in the conduct of business. Countries around the globe have a new shared interest in strong, clean and fair markets and inensuring they deliver sustainable growth and development. The OECD has been called from the onset to support this drive, given its
This series of policy briefs provide an overview of key economic and development issues affecting Africa today.
Harnessing Freedom of Investment for Green Growth addresses how the international investment policy community can help countries achieve green growth.
This study provides an empirical review of the role of governments, the private sector, regional economic institutions and the broader international community in driving economic diversification in Africa.