Since the mid 1980s, aid to agriculture has fallen by 43% but recent data indicate a slowdown in the decline, and the beginnings of an upward trend.
New OECD figures show continuing growth in development aid in 2009, despite the financial crisis.
The Investment Reform Index for South-East Europe is a practical tool providing a qualitative assessment of policies and institutions that critically affect the environment for direct investment in 10 economies in South East Europe.
The 2010 Investment Reform Index for South-East Europe provides an independent and rigorous assessment of investment-related policy settings and reform against international good practice.
The Eastern European and South Caucasus initiative aims to create a sound business climate for investment, enhance productivity, support entrepreneurship, develop the private sector, and build knowledge-based economies.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 1 September 2009 and 14 February 2010. Information presented in this report has also been used for a joint report by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 8 March 2010, in response to the G20 Leaders' request for public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
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The Investment Reform Index monitors investment-related policy reforms in the economies of South-East Europe and compares these to best practices in the OECD area. This brochure reproduces key findings and recommendations from the 2010 edition to be published on 7 April 2010.
Recently, a few countries have introduced or tightened capital controls. Some others have debated - but so far refrained from imposing - new controls. OECD rules do not prohibit capital controls but neither do they encourage them.
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September 2009-February 2010. This report provides a brief overview of recent trends in global trade and investment flows, deals with trade and trade-related measures and investment and investment-related measures. It was prepared in response to the request of the G20 to the WTO, together with other international bodies, within their respective mandates, to monitor and report publicly on G20 adherence to undertakings on "resisting
Net official development assistance (ODA) to Haiti has fluctuated over the past 20 years since 2002, however, it has increased substantially, with very sharp rises in both development aid and peacekeeping expenditure. As a result of the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, the volume of aid provided to this country in the form of humanitarian assistance will, of course, increase.