This Investment Policy Review examines Colombia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment. The Review shows that, in the past few years, Colombia has made tremendous progress in promoting investment liberalisation and improving its investment policy framework. Colombia has also recently undertaken important policy reforms in many of the areas covered by the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, including human rights, labour issues and bribery.
In recognition of its progress in pursuing policy reforms to promote investment liberalisation and improving the business climate, Colombia became the 43rd country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. As an adherent to the Declaration, Colombia commits to providing national treatment to foreign investors and to promoting responsible business conduct, in line with the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. In turn, the country benefits from similar assurances from other adherents to treat Colombian investors fairly.
The OECD today invited Colombia to join its Working Group on Bribery and to accede to the Anti-Bribery Convention. OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher signed an exchange of letters with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
This book contains a large-scale mapping of Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention activities, focusing on six countries - Brazil, Burundi, Colombia, Liberia, South Africa and Timor-Leste - with a view to understanding what works and what does not work.
The School is organising specialised courses on socio-economic development and creating an international platform to exchange experiences and knowledge between public officers and practitioners from OECD member and non member countries that deals with cooperation and local development issues.
"Comunidad y desarollo local" es un curso intensivo de dos semanas construido para un grupo de estudio de America Latina (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico y Perú) para un trabajo de investigación e intercambio sobre el proceso de definición de una estrategia de desarollo local.
Ésta reunión se ha centrado en la inversión en infraestructura para la creación de empleo y el desarrollo en América Latina, con un particular énfasis en el papel de la inversión privada y en cómo promover asociaciones público privadas exitosas.
This meeting focused on investing in infrastructure for jobs and development in Latin Ameria, with a particular emphasis on the role of private investment and on how to have successful public-private partnerships.
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The Bank has identified five policy areas that affect employment: macroeconomic conditions, investment climate, labor regulations, education, and social protection. This study assesses the Bank's assistance to Colombia, Tunisia, and Turkey, 1998-2007.
Korea tops a new OECD PISA survey that tests how 15-year olds use computers and the Internet to learn. The next best performers were New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong-Kong China and Iceland.
The OECD will release a new PISA report, “Students on Line: Reading and Using Digital Information”, that tests how 15-year olds use computers and the Internet to learn, on Tuesday 28 June 2011.