Since the launch of the Routemap over 20 major projects across the transport, water, flood defence and energy sectors have undergone a Routemap assessment, helping to drive their successful delivery. Yet there is still work to do as projects continue to face challenges.
The OECD has developed indicators in two policy areas which are presented on this webpage. A competitive product market environment that allows new firms to challenge incumbents, efficient firms to grow, and inefficient ones to exit, can help boost economic growth and living standards. Two main policy ingredients are necessary for a growth-enhancing competition environment. First, product market regulation should be set in a way that does not hamper competition and, second, an effective antitrust framework needs to be in place that safeguards a level playing field among firms.
The primary source of information on private participation in infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries. It contains more than 25 years of data on private participation in infrastructure in 137 countries. The data set includes information on more than 5,000 infrastructure projects.
The aim of this paper is to construct indicators that measure the strength of policies aimed at preserving and promoting market competition by empowering antitrust and sectoral authorities. The indicators, which cover both general and sector-specific competition policies, extend previous OECD work covering economy-wide and sector-specific regulations that restrict competition and promote governance.
The Global Pension Statistics Project (GPS) was launched in 2002 by the OECD Working Party on Private Pensions and its Task Force on Pension Statistics. The GPS provides a valuable means for measuring and monitoring the pension industry. It allows inter-country comparisons of current statistics and indicators on key aspects of retirement systems across OECD and non-OECD countries.
The 15th edition of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index results show that two-thirds of companies plan to return to pre-financial crisis levels of FDI by 2016. The Index finds global business leaders pursuing FDI growth strategies grounded in informed optimism.
The Public Accountability Mechanisms Initiative provides assessments of countries' in-law and in-practice efforts to enhance the transparency of public administration and the accountability of public officials. Several transparency and accountability mechanisms are studied: (1) Financial Disclosure (income, assets and interests); (2) Conflict of Interest Restrictions; (3) Freedom of Information (openness, access, rights); (4) Immunity Provisions.
The OECD's interactive database contains the most up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful measures of FDI available in the world today. The database now includes new detail on FDI by partner country and by industry.