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Intermediaries fulfil a key role in international business transactions. While many of them perform lawful tasks, many also engage in bribery of foreign public officials. This study, initiated in 2007, focuses on the use of intermediaries in cases of bribery of foreign public officials. It provides a definition of intermediaries and reasons for their use before examining several modus operandi, legal and practical issues, and
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points (NCP) which was held in June 2011. This report reviews NCP activities as well as other implementation activities undertaken by adhering governments over the June 2010 - June 2011 period.
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The dramatic increase in international capital flows, despite a temporary contraction during the global crisis, has motivated policy discussions on the associated benefits and costs of capital mobility. While international capital movements can support long-term growth, they also pose short-term policy challenges, including those associated with undesirable consequences of exchange-rate appreciation, financial and asset-price cycles
Noted actors in development share their views on what progress has been made from the past 50 years, the remaining challenges and the way toward a more efficient future in development.
This review assesses the Ukraine's ability to comply with the principles of liberalisation, transparency and non-discrimination and to bring its investment policy closer to recognised international standards.
This assessment represents the first phase of the project "SME Development in the Republic of Moldova", implemented by the OECD Investment Compact with the financial support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The second and third phases of the project will focus on assisting policy makers in adapting international best practices of the Republic of Moldova.
This report examines the key policies that would increase competitiveness in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus region through developing human capital, improving access to finance for SMEs and creating more and better investment opportunities.
To support Morocco in boosting jobs and investment, this OECD report assesses the country’s business climate, and targets key areas for reform.
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The financial crisis and its aftermath have revealed the extent to which the good functioning of markets and hence of the world economy depends on propriety, integrity and transparency in the conduct of business. Countries around the globe have a new shared interest in strong, clean and fair markets and inensuring they deliver sustainable growth and development. The OECD has been called from the onset to support this drive, given its
The OECD's work to improve business climates in non-OECD economies is conducted through a common and comprehensive framework for policy evaluation, priority definition, capacity building support, and reform implementation: the Business Climate Development Strategy (BCDS).