Investment needs regional co-operation

Readers' Views No 303, September 2015
OECD Observer

Private investment, particularly in infrastructure, is likely to be a key component of development finance going forward.

Investment policies, as well as financial regulation, macroeconomic policies, environmental protection, trade policies, and other elements of the "beyond ODA" toolkit, will be a central means through which countries can affect their economic development and that of their neighbours.

Given the potential for cross-border spillovers, both good and bad, regional collaboration in investment policies is not only the smart thing to do, but is also very much in line with the notion of shared responsibility promoted by the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

—Julie B, commenting on, "Regional investment: Time to co-operate", July 2015 

©OECD Observer No 303, September 2015

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