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Investment Newsletter No.9 focuses on OECD support for G20 objectives on international investment, lessons from previous crises for investment policy today, the investment policy review of China, the PFI user's toolkit, guidance for engaging the private sector in water infrastructure and investment news from Africa.
This Annual Report provides an account of the actions adhering governments took over the 12 months to June 2008 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. It also highlights key findings of the High-Level OECD-ILO Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.
This global consultation addressed the role of corporate governance in the financial crisis, focusing on monitoring, implementation and enforcement of standards and codes, as well as specific areas for improvement.
The IAIS-OECD issues paper on insurer corporate governance provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. Comments received were considered in the preparation of a final version of the issues paper.
These Guidelines help governments improve public procurement by fighting bid rigging. They are designed to reduce the risks of bid rigging through careful design of the procurement process and to detect bid rigging conspiracies during the procurement process.
OECD has long been actively involved in promoting an international dialogue on privatisation and corporate governance of state-owned enterprises. Representatives from both OECD and non-member countries participate in the Global Network which provides a structured environment for initiatives to support improvements in the governance of SOEs and, where governments decide to privatise, ensure that it is done effectively.
Latin America has a major role to play in building a new international financial and economic system, since it has accumulated substantial experience in managing financial crises and recovery programs, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
El papel de América Latina en la construcción de un nuevo sistema financiero y económico internacional tiene que ser relevante. La experiencia acumulada en la gestión de crisis financieras y programas de recuperación en la región es importante, según el Secretario general de la OCDE.
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The Report examines the experience of a number of financial institutions and concludes that the financial crisis can be to an important extent attributed to failures and weaknesses in corporate governance arrangements. The risk management systems have failed in many cases due to corporate governance procedures rather than technical problems. Remuneration systems have amplified such risk management weaknesses. The responsibility for
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.