Corporate affairs

In focus

  • SOEs as Global Competitors - A Challenge or an Opportunity?

    An estimated 22% of the world’s largest 100 firms are now effectively under state control, the highest percentage in decades. The upsurge of SOEs as global competitors has given rise to concerns related to a level playing field. The OECD has taken a multidisciplinary approach, looking at the issue from the competition, investment, corporate governance and trade policy perspectives.

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  • Survey of corporate governance frameworks in Asia

    This survey provides a unique consolidated snapshot of the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for the corporate governance of listed companies across 14 Asian economies: Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Viet Nam.

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  • Methodology for assessing the implementation of the G20/OECD Principles

    17/03/2017 - This methodology underpins an assessment of the implementation of the Principles in a jurisdiction and provides a framework for policy discussions. The ultimate purpose of an assessment is to identify the nature and extent of specific strengths and weaknesses in corporate governance, and thereby underpin policy dialogue that will identify reform priorities leading to the improvement of corporate governance and economic performance.

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Corporate governance deals with the rights and responsibilities of a company’s management, its board, shareholders and various stakeholders. How well companies are run affects their performance, market confidence and private sector investment.



G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

The G20/OECD Principles are an international benchmark providing best practice recommendations on corporate governance.


Corporate governance, value creation and growth

This initiative focuses on how better corporate governance policies can support corporate access to capital, value creation and economic growth.

Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises

Good governance of state-owned enterprises is essential to ensure their contribution to economic efficiency and growth. OECD is the world's leading standard setter in this respect.


Trust and Business

The OECD Trust and Business Project promotes business integrity through strengthened corporate governance

Competitive neutrality

Whether they are owned by shareholders or states, all companies should operate on a level playing field consistent with the principles of competitive neutrality.


Corporate governance factbook

This report shares up-to-date overview of the legal and regulatory framework in corporate governance in OECD countries and a selection of additional jurisdictions.



Our international dialogue on corporate governance takes place via regional initiatives and programmes with individual economies






Latin America

Middle East and North Africa


Southern Africa