OECD Investment Policy Perspectives 2008

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This new annual from the OECD provides articles covering recent developments in international investment policy.  This issue includes articles on FDI spillovers, investment regulation and sustainable developement, investment guarantees and risk insurance, financial sector liberalisation in developing countries, and a report on the most recent OECD Global Forum on International Investment.


Investment Guarantees and Political Risk Insurance

Institutions, Incentives and Development

This paper provides information on institutional features and policy practices of investment guarantee programmes, reviews the institutional features of the public and private segments of the political risk insurance market and identifies issues of potential relevance for the investment policy community. Typically, international investment projects for which such insurance is sought are located in developing countries. In recent years, the value of investment guarantees has averaged about 3% of total FDI flows, but about 30% of FDI inflows to developing countries. Thus, investment guarantees and the public and private institutions that provide them influence investment flows to developing countries.


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