Championing Responsible Business Conduct and Resilient Supply Chains

Recent global crises have exposed the brittle nature of supply chains. On the eve of the 2023 OECD Ministerial Meeting for Responsible Business Conduct, Minister Nigel Huddleston (UK), discusses the importance of securing diversified and resilient global supply chains. The global economy is more interconnected than ever and our supply chains are the backbone to … Continue reading Championing Responsible Business Conduct and Resilient Supply Chains

How to Score: Measuring Sustainability in Investment Promotion

Mobilising sustainable investment is increasingly an important objective for the private and public sector alike. One of the main challenges is accurate measurement. Investment promotion agencies at the forefront of interactions with private investors illustrate how to adapt to this task. The OECD’s Monika Sztajerowska highlights recent developments in this regard and how investment promotion … Continue reading How to Score: Measuring Sustainability in Investment Promotion

Following capital flows: Insights from new high-frequency data

Capital flows over the past 15 years have proved volatile in the wake of series of challenging global events. The OECD’s Etienne Lepers highlights recent trends in capital flows based on insights from a new OECD dataset that monitors monthly flows. Capital flows have experienced successive waves since the global financial crisis and their volatility … Continue reading Following capital flows: Insights from new high-frequency data

Public Debt Management in Wartime: Interview with Ukraine’s Yuriy Butsa

Even in normal times, meeting a government’s funding needs through borrowing can be challenging. Wartime conditions – including suddenly increased borrowing needs, a loss of market confidence and operational difficulties – make it even harder. In this interview, Yuriy Butsa, Ukraine’s Government Commissioner for Public Debt Management, answers questions about the challenges Ukraine has faced to date as a result of Russia’s large-scale aggression and about his near-term expectations.

Blockchain knows no borders: How can global governance meet the challenge?

The latest report from the OECD’s Global Blockchain Policy Forum underlines the opportunities for blockchain to support cross-border economic activity, and the need for international cooperation to realise these benefits and mitigate risks to global governance. OECD’s Oliver Garrett-Jones unpacks what this means for governments and industry, and where international efforts are headed.

Not-so-stable coins: a double-edged sword for decentralised finance and the key bridge linking DeFi to TradFi

Institutional investors are increasingly participating in digital asset markets and this can pose investor risks at the micro-level while potentially creating channels of contagion between DeFi and traditional finance (TradFi). OECD’s Iota Nassr considers the multitude of potential risks involved in the growing crypto-asset and DeFi markets and the role policy makers can play to evaluate and address these risks.

Why are global FDI flows falling and what can governments do?

Global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) have been declining for several years, well before the pandemic hit in early 2020. While these flows can be cyclical, as with any other type of investment, they have been falling both in absolute amounts and relative to overall GDP for several years, causing many to wonder whether there has been a structural change in the global economy. OECD’s Stephen Thomsen takes a look at this worrying trend and at what governments can do about it.