Ministerial Meeting 2015: Trade, Investment and Development


ITEM 7: Trade, Investment and Development

Thursday 4 June 2015 - 11:30am

Ministers explored the issues of trade, investment, and development, and their relationship, garnering insights from OECD tools such as the Trade in Value Added (TiVA) and Global Value Chains (GVCs) and the Service Trade Restrictions Index (STRI). Ministers also discussed the OECD’s contribution to the post-2015 development agenda.


Segment 1 - The trade and investment nexus

Ministers explored:

  • the relationship between trade, growth, jobs and investment
  • the role of efficient service sectors in improving productivity and making growth more inclusive
  • how rolling back protectionist measures and expanding trade through regional trade agreements (RTAs), as well as plurilateral initiatives, can complement a well-functioning and rules based multilateral trading system


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Segment 2 - The post-2015 development agenda: goals, financing & OECD contributions

This segment explored how the Organisation can support the Post-2015 development agenda, including by

  • modernising its development finance measurement framework
  • building on the OECD Strategy on Development, as well as work on policy coherence for development and that of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, to help Member and Partner countries deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • promoting OECD instruments like PFI and BEPS to support developing countries efforts 


  • Supporting the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development : the role of the OECD and its Members
    For reference: C/MIN(2015)13

  • Key Issues Paper
    For reference: C/MIN(2015)3

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