Governments count on their Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) to attract international investment but relatively little is known about how they go about this. Alexandre de Crombrugghe shares some of the insights gained during a stocktaking of IPAs in OECD countries.
Kathryn Dovey of the OECD talks to Bill Below about National Contact Points for for Responsible Business Conduct — the unique grievance mechanism created to address and resolve cases of potential non-compliance to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Julio Bacio Terracino talks with On The Level's Bill Below about the influence of the powerful few—those individuals and organisations that manage to shape political outcomes to favour their narrow interests rather than the public good. This cycle that can only be broken through governance systems that ensure that all voices are heard. Yet, political … Continue reading Influence: Why the powerful few are more powerful than ever
A 100 million AUD 'kangaroo' bond that's allowing the World Bank to take a giant leap in blockchain technology? That's just one of the real-world applications discussed in the second instalment of our two-part series dedicated to the blockchain revolution. Greg Medcraft, who leads the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, talks to Bill Below … Continue reading The Blockchain Revolution, The Power of Positive Disruption, Part II
With citizens, communities and politicians increasingly questioning the benefits of globalisation and the multilateral trading system, the OECD's Greg Medcraft looks at what we can do to ensure foreign infrastructure investment is high quality, sustainable and works for all, with particular reference to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Richard Hughes, Director of Fiscal Policy at HM Treasury, talks about the UK's ground-breaking report on fiscal risks.
The OECD's Greg Medcraft discusses blockchain, starting with the basics of this revolutionary technology.
The digital revolution affecting economies and societies cuts across multiple areas of government policy. In this Competition Lore podcast, Caron Beaton-Wells engages the OECD's Antonio Gomes in a wide ranging conversation about the challenges and opportunities competition authorities are facing as they grapple with the digital transformation of markets.
Behavioural Economics plays an increasingly important role in the design of public policy worldwide. OECD On The Level talks with Faisal Naru and Filippo Cavassini of the OECD on some of the latest developments in this ground-breaking discipline. With Bill Below.
In the fifth post of his Legacy Blog Series, Roel Nieuwenkamp looks at how the government authorities responsible for implementing the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises can be strengthened.