This meeting focused on finding solutions for detecting and curbing abusive related party transactions – one of the most serious corporate governances failures. Participants discussed policy options, including assessing strengths and weaknesses of various regulatory approaches, tightening enforcement and facilitating a change in culture and practice, particularly in the boardroom.
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme seeks to mobilise investment—foreign, regional and domestic—as a driving force for growth, stability and prosperity throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This programme is part of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development (www.oecd.org/mena).
Policy makers are now facing the challenge of providing a short-term response to the crisis without losing sight of the longer-term structural reforms needed to put pension and healthcare systems on a solid footing in light of population ageing. According to Mr. Gurría, we need pension funds to be more transparent and better regulated but we also need structural reforms in the public pension policies and health care systems.
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This paper is designed as an overview piece, discussing if pension funds should invest in infrastructure on a theoretical basis, whether they do in practice, and, if not, how (and if) regulators can encourage and assist them to do so.
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This paper provides an overview of selected country experiences, and provides some suggestions for governments in developing countries considering implementing their own pension reform to ensure that informal sector workers receive the retirement income they need.
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This paper discusses why the development of pension systems is important for the African region. It also looks at the current pension arrangements in selected African countries.
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This study of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in China examines trends in SOEs shares of the national economy, sectoral distribution, listing on stock exchanges and internationalisation.
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This study of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in India examines trends in SOEs shares of the national economy, sectoral distribution, listing on stock exchanges and internationalisation.
Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.
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This paper was prepared to support multilateral discussions of recipient country investment policies towards foreign government-controlled investors (FGCIs) at the eighth and ninth Freedom of Investment (FOI) Roundtables, convened under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee.