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Turkey is moving fast to capture the benefits of an enterprise culture and to stimulate the dynamic small and medium enterprise sector though starting from a low base due to past instabilities in the macroeconomic and political environment. This report, published by the OECD and the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE), attempts to outline a practical framework for the development and financing of dynamic small and medium enterprises (dSMEs)
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Published within the framework of the Caribbean Rim Investment Initiative (CRII), this study provides an overall factual assessment of investment conditions existing in the Netherlands Antilles. Studies for Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica were published in 2004. Promoted by the OECD, the CRII supports Caribbean Rim countries in their efforts to improve their investment climate, attract increasing flows of investment
The OECD Investment Committee has released a statement supporting additional transparency in international investment arbitration. The Working Paper Transparency and Third Party Participation in Investor-State Dispute Settlement Procedures provides a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of current rules and steps to improve transparency by governments, arbitral tribunals and relevant international organisations
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This report focuses on the role of official development assistance (ODA) to support the efforts of developing countries to improve their investment climate, including through policy capacity building. The experiences with intervention in areas such as regulatory reform, upgrading of infrastructure and strengthening the trade/investment linkage are reviewed. More targeted approaches to enhancing investment are also analysed, including
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This article, by the OECD Secretary-General Donald Johnston, describes how the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, a government-backed code of conduct for international business, has become an influential instrument for promoting appropriate standards of behaviour in today’s global economy. It was prepared for a book on Corporate Social Responsibility published by the International Bar Association and Kluwer Law
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This progress report, approved by the OECD Investment Committee in April 2005, documents work on the Policy Framework for Investment. The Framework is non-prescriptive. It provides a checklist of policy issues to support an attractive environment for both domestic and foreign investment. The report also notes progress under the Initiative in building policy capacity through peer learning and in joint work with DAC on using ODA more
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This document, by the UN Global Compact and the OECD, seeks to clarify the complementarities and distinctive contributions of these two initiatives.
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Prepared by the OECD and the EBRD in close consultation with the European Commission this report presents the 2004 edition of the Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment for Serbia and Montenegro.
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Prepared by the OECD and the EBRD in close consultation with the European Commission this report presents the 2004 edition of the Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment for Bulgaria.
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Prepared by the OECD and the EBRD in close consultation with the European Commission this report presents the 2004 edition of the Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment for Croatia.