• 19-August-2008


    Making Reforms Succeed: Moving Forward with the MENA Investment Policy Agenda

    This publication highlights key outcomes of the work of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme from 2005-2007, including reforms achieved to date in investment policies and promotion, corporate governance, financial-sector development, and tax policies. It also contains information on the Programme’s activities, highlighting business-climate developments in MENA countries.

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  • 22-July-2008


    OECD Investment Policy Review of Russia: Strengthening the Policy Framework for Investment

    In 2007, Russia’s international investment flows reached record highs, making Russia one of the world’s largest recipients and sources of FDI. Russia's potential for attracting even more international investment can be improved by strengthening beneficial competition and offering additional opportunities for investment. Disseminating international standard business practices among Russian firms can also boost the country's

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  • 16-July-2008

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    Mathematics in Industry

    This report contains findings emphasising the significant (and largely unrealised) potential of applying advanced mathematics to modern industrial problems. Mechanisms of proven efficacy are described, for implementation by universities, institutes, companies and government agencies.

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  • 25-June-2008


    The Economic Impact of Counterfeiting and Piracy

    Responding to concerns of governments and the business community, this study develops and applies a rigorous methodology to estimate the incidence of counterfeit and pirated items in world trade.

  • 23-June-2008

    English, , 204kb

    Selected Initiatives and Instruments Relevant to Corporate Social Responsibility

    An overview of the unique status and characteristics of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and the UN Global Compact. These instruments complement privately-developed corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and are key expressions of the broader systems of public and private governance from which the private

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  • 16-June-2008


    The Internationalisation of Business R&D: Evidence, Impacts and Implications

    Intensified global competition has forced companies to innovate and develop commercially viable products and services faster. This report brings together the empirical evidence on the internationalisation of business research and development.

  • 11-June-2008


    Staying Competitive in the Global Economy: Compendium of Studies on Global Value Chains

    "Staying Competitive in the Global Economy" brings together several studies on globalisation. The work aimed at strengthening the evidence base on globalisation of value chains, which should ultimately enable the development of policies to address key concerns.

  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 148kb

    Proportionality of security-related investment instruments: A survey of practices

    Proportionality is one of the three principles that participants in the “Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries” project agreed should guide investment policy measures addressing national security concerns. This paper aims to support dialogue about proportionality at the OECD Roundtables on Freedom of Investment, as well as summarising responses to a questionnaire on proportionality.

  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 272kb

    Protection of 'critical infrastructure' and the role of investment policies relating to national security

    The OECD Freedom of Investment project provides a forum for discussing how governments can reconcile their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people with the need to protect and expand an open international investment system. Critical infrastructure has received special attention in recent changes to national investment policies in some countries. This paper reviews the role of investment policies in broader

  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 215kb

    Transparency and predictability for investment policies addressing national security concerns: A survey of practices

    Transparency is the cornerstone of a well-functioning regulatory process. Countries participating in the “Freedom of Investment” project have exchanged experiences and ideas about the transparency and predictability of security-related reviews of foreign investment proposals. This paper summarises the findings of these discussions.

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