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Attracting International Investment for Development

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The OECD organised a conference on FDI, in Shanghai, China, in December 2002.  Some of the questions addressed in this book include:  What lessons can be drawn from experiences with policies for attracting FDI, including strategies based on tax and other incentives?  How can MNEs contribute to promote the developmental benefits of FDI?  How can FDI and portfolio investments best complement each other in support of development? Are there effective ways to achieve synergies between FDI and official development aid in leveraging private investment for development projects in LDCs?

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Maximising Development Benefits

Linkages with Local Enterprises and Supply Chain Management

Discussions focused notably on the perception that the different stakeholders may have of corporate responsibility, and on how corporate responsibility initiatives could fit into a business model. Participants also considered whether corporate responsibility could be a competitive factor for enterprises, particularly in the current context of ever-increasing competition for investment. Beyond commitments by enterprises to behave responsibly, the question of how such commitments could be translated into actions was discussed, as well as the possible impact on the credibility of such initiatives. Finally, participants debated on the added value of international instruments for corporate responsibility, such as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises...

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