Weak governance zones are defined as countries where governments are unable or unwilling to assume their responsibilities. Multinational enterprises recognise that they represent some of the most difficult investment environments. This Risk Awareness Tool helps them to identify some of the special risks that arise in these environments, those that are linked to government failures. It covers such topics as obeying the law and
The MENA-OECD Task Force on Corporate Governance of SOEs will take place in Paris, France on 1 March 2010. Focus of this particular meeting will be on two governance reform topics that task force members have identified as priorities for the region: Transparency and Accountability The selection and quality of SOE boards This meeting has been jointly organised with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance with support from the
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This study calls for increased use of Regulatory Impact Assessment in the area of corporate governance and gives a number of examples of how the technique has been applied to promote more efficient policy. It forms part of an OECD publication titled Regulatory Impact Analysis: A Tool for Policy Coherence.
Organised in Paris on 8 December 2009, this consultation sought the views of stakeholders on the priority areas for an update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, including needs and options for specific revisions of both the substantive and procedural provisions of this instrument.
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The Global Forum edition of the Investment Newsletter No.11 focuses on the collapse of international investment activity in 2009.
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This report identifies what concrete guidance the existing SOE Guidelines provide for governments whose SOEs operate in other jurisdictions.
The OECD has co-organised and participated in the first annual meeting of the Union of Arab Stock Exchanges, a regional body assembling the constituencies from all exchanges in the Middle East and North Africa region, held on 7-8 December in Cairo, Egypt.
The Investment Policy Review of India charts India's progress in developing an effective policy framework to promote investment for development, especially since the acceleration of economic reform from 1991 onward. It focuses on policies towards investment, trade, competition and other elements of the business environment. Finally, it outlines some of the challenges of implementing national-level reforms at state level.
Discussions at this meeting focused on 3 issues in response to the financial crisis that are high on the agenda in the Latin America region – the role of boards, including their role in risk management; corporate governance of financial institutions; and the need to ensure good governance of state-owned assets, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and state-owned enterprises.
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Deputy Secretary-General Aart de Geus talks about the OECD's support for the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights developed by Professor Ruggie. This speech was made at the 2009 EU Conference on corporate social responsiblity in Stockholm on 10 November 2009.