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27 April 2018 - In the fourth quarter of 2017, FDI flows reached their lowest level since 2013 (USD 280 billion). Inflows to the OECD decreased by 37%, largely driven by decreases in the United Kingdom and the United States from high levels in 2016. Outflows from the OECD decreased by a more modest 4%.
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This report analyses the evolving privatisation process as part of an effort to ensure an effective corporate governance framework for SOEs. It documents the main findings of the OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices’ ongoing project on privatisation and broadening of ownership of SOEs.
This report serves as a one-stop-shop of country-by-country, up-to-date information on SOEs’ institutional, legal and governance frameworks.
This paper examines the implications of digitalisation and digital technologies for international investment and investment policy, with a particular focus on digital policies relating to national security and digital policies directed at business operations.
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Many governments seek to promote and facilitate inward investments that they expect will benefit their economy. This paper looks at the merits of an international framework to facilitate investment in support of sustainable and inclusive growth.
Investment in clean energy infrastructure needs to be scaled up to support the broader development, economic and climate agenda. This will require leveraging private investment, however investment in this area remains constrained by barriers, including market and government failures. This page describes what tools the OECD provides to governments to create an enabling environment for investment flows to clean energy infrastructure.
To help support a common understanding of OECD due diligence while also enabling cross-recognition between programmes, the OECD launched a voluntary process in 2016 called the OECD Alignment Assessment to assess the alignment of these initiatives with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and sector Guidances.