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  • 6-June-2022

    English

    OECD Due Diligence Policy Hub

    The Due Diligence Hub brings together the OECD's inputs and analysis on key policy developments relating to RBC due diligence. It sets out technical advice provided by the OECD to policy makers on how to align legal and other policy expectations with OECD due diligence standards.

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  • 9-July-2021

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    Industrial policy for the Sustainable Development Goals - policy note

    Firms and industry hold tremendous capacity to contribute to a wide range of SDGs, in particular through their core business activities by providing goods and services that help achieve the SDGs in their domestic market and abroad.

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  • 18-February-2021

    English

    Business dynamism during the COVID-19 pandemic: Which policies for an inclusive recovery?

    This note looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected business dynamism, how support to businesses has affected bankruptcy rates, and what countries can do to support a strong and resilient recovery.

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  • 21-January-2021

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    Declining business dynamism: Cross-country evidence, drivers and the role of policy - policy note

    A recent OECD study analyses the trends in business dynamism using harmonised data across 18 countries and 22 industries over the period 2000-15. It shows that entry rates and job reallocation rates experienced a pervasive slowdown over this period, declining on average by three and five percentage points, respectively.

  • 22-December-2020

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    Laggard firms and technology diffusion - policy note

    A recent OECD study investigates the characteristics of the least productive firms and reveals their potential for productivity growth.

  • 22-October-2020

    English

    COVID-19 and the aviation industry: Impact and policy responses

    The dramatic drop in demand for passenger air transport (and freight, to a lesser extent) due to COVID-19 and containment measures is threatening the viability of many firms in both the air transport sector and the rest of the aviation industry, with many jobs at stake. This brief looks how governments can help put aviation on a sustainable trajectory.

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  • 12-August-2020

    English

    Investment Responses to COVID-19

    The COVID-19 crisis is affecting the international policy community. This page groups responses that can help guide the actions of governments and other actors in today's challenging times.

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  • 15-July-2020

    English

    Productivity gains from teleworking in the post COVID-19 era: How can public policies make it happen?

    While more widespread telework in the longer run has the potential to improve productivity and a range of other economic and social indicators (worker well-being, gender equality, regional inequalities, housing, emissions), its overall impact is ambiguous and carries risks especially for innovation and worker satisfaction.

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  • 7-July-2020

    English

    Investment screening in times of COVID-19 and beyond

    The economic upheaval resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has led many governments to enhance their foreign investment screening mechanisms or introduce new ones. This reviews changes to investment screening policy practice and to the way governments and societies view the benefits and risks associated with foreign investment.

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  • 16-June-2020

    English

    COVID-19 and the retail sector: impact and policy responses

    This brief recommends five policy measures that countries need to take for the benefit of firms, workers and customers to shield the retail sector from the effects of the crisis and increase its resilience.

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