Development Centre

DevTalks - Emerging Markets as drivers of foreign direct investment and talent



Friday, 31 January 2020, 15.00-16.30 hrs – OECD Headquarters – Room E

Within the OECD Development Centre "DEV TALKS" Series

Mario Pezzini, Director of the Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development, is pleased to invite you to a discussion on:

Emerging Markets as drivers of foreign direct investment and talent

With Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer & Director, Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute; Anne Miroux, Faculty Fellow, Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute and Felipe Monteiro, Senior Affiliate Professor, Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, INSEAD

Over the years, many emerging markets have matured as global growth engines, reliable investment destinations and hubs of talent. Emerging Multinationals are influencing foreign direct investment (FDI) and these markets’ ability to grow, attract and retain the right talent will be critical to whether they can leverage the value of new technologies. What does the latest research tell us about FDI flows? Are the financing trends changing as fast as the talent needs in emerging economies? To what extent are these two factors driving growth in emerging markets? 

The 2019 report of the Emerging Market Multinationals Report (EMR) series* focuses on how the largest Emerging Multinationals fuel the creation of better-paid jobs, provide capital for innovation and contribute to the development of small and medium-sized companies. The authors, Lourdes Casanova and Anne Miroux join us to unpack the rise of these companies with a particular focus on Chinese multinationals and how they have turbocharged FDI from emerging market countries. The report includes a specific contribution from the OECD’s EMnet team on Better business for 2030— Putting the SDGs at the core.

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index is an annual benchmarking report that measures and ranks countries based on their ability to grow, attract and retain talent. Under the theme of “Global Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”, the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)** explores how the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the nature of work while forcing a re-evaluation of workplace practices, corporate structures and innovation ecosystems. Felipe Monteiro joins us to present the BRICS’ ability capitalise on the value from this transformative technology through talent; and the potential that AI offers for emerging markets to ‘leapfrog’. 



* The EMR is produced by the Emerging Markets Institute in Cornell University. The fourth edition was launched on November 8th, 2019, in New York.
** In its seventh edition, the GTCI 2020 was launched on January 22th, 2020, in Davos. 


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