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  • 26-May-2021

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Uruguay

    In July 2020, the Investment Committee recommended to Council to invite Uruguay to become the 50th adherent to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. This OECD Investment Policy Review of Uruguay, supported by the EU Facility for Development in Transition, documents the progress made in recent years to align investment policies with the national development strategy in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Review also assesses remaining challenges in improving the business climate, in particular the actions needed to establish an enabling responsible business environment and ensure full application of the Declaration. Uruguay’s success in attracting more and better investment will make its economy more resilient and better prepared to accelerate the recovery after COVID-19.
  • 27-April-2021

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    2021 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

    The 14th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains will be hosted by the OECD as a virtual forum on 27-28 April 2021, and will bring together representatives from government, business, and civil society.

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  • 8-April-2021

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    Investment policies related to national security and public order

    While foreign investment supports growth and development, creates jobs and enhances welfare, it carries a potential risk for the host country’s national security or public order. This is why international instruments and agreements recognise countries’ rights to manage such risks.

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  • 8-April-2021

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    Harnessing investment for sustainable development

    While foreign direct investment has the potential to advance sustainable development, private sector incentives and both home and host country policies require careful consideration. The OECD FDI Qualities Initiative advises governments and business on actions they can take to ensure that the sustainability benefits of investment are fully realised.

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  • 30-March-2021

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    Middle East and North Africa Investment Policy Perspectives

    Middle East and North Africa Investment Policy Perspectives highlights the considerable progress in investment policies made by the region’s governments over the past decade. Yet, the reform momentum needs to be sustained and deepened for the benefits of investment to be shared with society at large and for growth to be sustainable, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global economic upheaval. The publication takes stock of investment policy trends and reforms in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia, and draws out common challenges, offering suggestions of reform priorities. It considers several dimensions of the policy framework that affect the investment climate and places strong emphasis on how foreign investment can help economies of the region improve their citizens’ lives. The publication serves as reference point, informing policymakers on specific areas as they continue work on leveraging investment to advance inclusive and sustainable growth.
  • 29-March-2021

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    Conference on the future of investment treaties

    29/03/2021 - Fundamental changes to the landscape within which international investment takes place call for a reflection on how best to regulate such investment. The 2021 edition of this annual conference will discuss the future of investment treaties in this new environment.

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  • 16-March-2021

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    Freedom of Investment Roundtables: Summary of Discussions

    This page provides access to the summary reports from the roundtables that take place within the framework of the Freedom of Investment process hosted by the OECD Investment Committee.

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  • 11-March-2021

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    Uruguay has adhered to the OECD Declaration on International Investment

    Uruguay became the 50th adherent to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises on 25 February 2021 in recognition of its impressive progress in pursuing investment policy reforms to improve the country's business climate and encourage the positive contribution investment can make to economic, environmental and social progress.

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  • 11-March-2021

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    OECD legal instruments on international investment

    The OECD is a global leader in efforts to establish internationally agreed rules and standards for policies on capital movements, international investment, investment statistics, and responsible business conduct. These rules are laid down in legally binding instruments or recommendations that enshrine a broad consensus on good policy design.

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  • 3-March-2021

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    Freedom of investment at the OECD

    International investment spurs prosperity and economic development in home and recipient countries. Policy coordination helps governments resist protectionist pressures and develop effective policies. The OECD's Freedom of Investment process brings together some 56 governments from around the world to exchange information and experiences on investment policies at regular roundtables.

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