Investment treaty policy makers are increasingly faced with pressures to integrate policies relating to business responsibilities into investment treaties. As policy makers contemplate whether and how to respond in their particular field, they need to understand the broader framework for business responsibilities.
19 May 2020: The 2020 Global Forum will be held virtually and in two parts. The first part on 19 May 2020 will focus on how governments and businesses can use an responsible business conduct approach to address the COVID-19 crisis and build more resilient supply chains.
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15/05/2020 - The present note is a preliminary summary of research carried out on acquisition- and ownership-related policies put in place to safeguard countries’ essential security interests.
13 May 2020 - Discussions at this webinar considered the implications and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting for international investment and offered initial responses from the OECD investment policy community as economies around the world address the crisis and prepare for the recovery.
11 May 2020 - This note reviews the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on international investment flows and government responses. It summarises the findings of the OECD IPA Network meeting on 9 April 2020 and outlines short-term and long-term responses.
4 May 2020 - FDI flows are expected to fall by more than 30% in 2020 even under the most optimistic scenario for the success of the public health and economic support policy measures taken by governments to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting recession.
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30/04/2020 - Global FDI increased in 2019 but was still struggling when COVID-19 hit. Despite an increase of 12% in 2019 to USD 1 426 billion, global FDI flows remained below levels recorded between 2010 and 2017. Compared to 2017, FDI flows decreased by 15%, continuing the downward trend observed since 2015.
This note considers the implications and challenges for international investment and offers initial responses from the OECD investment policy community as economies around the world address the crisis and prepare for the recovery.
CANCELLED - 7-9 April 2020 - We regret to inform you that due to recent developments with respect to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and in order to ensure the health and safety of any guests to the OECD, the OECD leadership has decided to cancel the Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains scheduled to take place on 7-9 April 2020.
FDI statistics can be an important input for evaluating the impact of reforms to improve the investment climate in countries. To support informed policy-making, the OECD has undertaken reviews of country’s compilation of FDI statistics.