Publications & Documents


  • 10-December-2014

    English

    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Botswana 2014

    OECD's comprehensive review of investment policy in Botswana.  After an overview of the country, the review examines investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation as well as infrastructure in Botswana.

  • 30-November-2014

    English, PDF, 370kb

    India Policy Brief: Enhancing Global Value Chain Participation

    India’s foreign value added content of exports was 22% in 2009 (the second highest in the BRIICS after China), up from 10% in 1995, illustrating an increased fragmentation of production and integration into global value chains, into which India could integrate even better.

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  • 27-November-2014

    English

    International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2014

    Merchandise trade growth picks up strongly in Q3 2014 in China and India but slows in most other major economies

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  • 24-November-2014

    English

    Blog: Export Restrictions in Raw Materials

    Blog post on the OECD Insights blog discussing the conclusions from the new book on Export Restrictions in Raw Materials Trade: Facts, Fallacies and Better Practices.

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  • 13-November-2014

    English

    How world trade can spur a recovery

    A little over a year ago the OECD and the World Trade Organization (WTO) launched Trade in Value-Added (TiVA), a new database on trade measured in value-added terms. The evidence that we have unlocked using TiVA has begun to revolutionise our understanding of what is happening in global trade, investment and production.

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  • 13-November-2014

    English

    Strengthening Global Growth: The G20 Brisbane Summit’s Challenges and Contributions

    The G20 needs to go structural, social, and green! With fiscal and monetary policy room nearly exhausted, structural reforms are the best choices, sometimes the only choice. The OECD battle cry in this regard has been unchanged since 2008: “go structural!”.

  • 3-November-2014

    English

    Regional Perspectives on Aid for Trade

    Deepening economic integration via regional co-operation has emerged as a key priority in the reform strategies of most developing economies over the past decade. This is evidenced by the explosive growth in bilateral and regional trading agreements in which they now participate. Regional aid for trade can help developing countries spur regional economic integration, enhance competitiveness, and plug into regional production networks.

    Based on a rich set of experiences regarding regional aid for trade projects and programmes, the study finds that regional aid for trade offers great potential as a catalyst for growth, development and poverty reduction. The study recommends greater emphasis on regional aid for trade as a means of improving regional economic integration and development prospects. While regional aid for trade faces many practical implementation challenges, experience has shown that associated problems are not insurmountable but do require thorough planning, careful project formulation, and prioritization on the part of policy makers.

  • 31-October-2014

    English, PDF, 249kb

    OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators: An overview of available tools

    To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade, OECD has developed a set of trade facilitation indicators.

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  • 30-October-2014

    English

    Global Value Chains

    The emergence of GVCs challenges our conventional wisdom on how we look at economic globalisation and in particular, the policies that we develop around it. The OECD is preparing a broad range of work to help policy makers understand the effects of GVCs on a number of policy domains.

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  • 27-October-2014

    English

    Data Sources for Trade in Raw Materials

    Trade in Raw Materials visualization represents a subset of the OECD Inventory of export restrictions on industrial raw materials.

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