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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Commerce

OECD due diligence guidance for meaningful stakeholder engagement in the extractive sector.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Companies can contribute to positive social and economic development when they involve stakeholders, such as local communities, in their planning and decision making. This is particularly true in the extractive sector, which is associated with extensive social, economic and environmental impacts. The OECD has prepared a Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector intended to provide practical guidance to mining, oil and gas enterprises in addressing the challenges related to stakeholder engagement. This guide is part of the work the OECD undertakes to create practical sectoral applications for the recommendations found in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

  • ISBN: 9789264252400
  • 19.00

Economy

Poland 2017.

OECD development co-operation peer reviews
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Development Assistance Committee

Poland celebrated its 20th anniversary as an OECD member in 2016. On this occasion, it emphasised that the central objective of its active membership of the OECD is "working together to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world". Over the past 20 years, Poland hasexperienced significant economic growth and development. It is for example, catching up with other OECD countries in terms of GDP per capita, which stood at USD 25 825 in 2015 (OECD, 2016a; OECD, 2016b). Poland, which has a population of about 38 million, has one of the highest levels of educational attainmentin the OECD according to How's Life in Poland 2016. 90.5% of the adult working-age population has completed at least an upper secondary education, which is well above the OECD average of 76.4%. However, job, housing and health indicators are less favourable. People in Poland live in rather poor housing and environmental conditions compared to other OECD countries, labour market insecurity is high compared to the OECD average and life expectancy (77.1 years) is among the lowest in the OECD (OECD, 2016d). This is the first development co-operation peer review of Poland. There are therefore no recommendations from previous DAC peer reviews against which to assess Polish progress. However, the peer review holds Poland accountable for the commitments it has made domestically and internationally. In this first peerreview a strong emphasis is placed on learning and on setting a baseline for Polish development co-operation in the future

  • ISBN: 9789264268838
  • 19.00