Policy Framework for Investment, 2015 Edition

Published on September 11, 2015

Also available in: Spanish, French

The objective of the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) is to mobilise private investment that supports steady economic growth and sustainable development, contributing to the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Drawing on international good practices, the PFI proposes guidance in policy fields critically important for improving the quality of a country’s enabling environment for investment. It encourages policy makers to ask appropriate questions about their economy, their institutions and their policy settings to identify priorities, to develop an effective set of policies and to evaluate progress. First developed in 2006, the PFI was updated in 2015 to take into account feedback from numerous users at country and regional levels, as well as changes in the global economic landscape. 

Pocket edition of the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI)

The pocket edition of the PFI contains the full text of the 2015 update minus the supplemental questions and reference lists.

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Using the PFI: From Advice to Action

OECD Ministers launch new framework to boost sustainable investment

4/6/2015 - The updated Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) was released at the 2015 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris.

News release

Download the OECD Council Recommendation

Using the PFI: From Advice to Action

More about the update



The long-term investment challenge, Angel Gurría

Financing for development? Show me the money, Gabriela Ramos

The Policy Framework for Investment: What it is, why it exists, how it’s been used and what’s new, Stephen Thomsen on OECD Insights

Regional investment: Time to cooperate, Carole Biau on OECD Insights


Sectoral adaptations

The Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture


Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure