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Board autonomy and competences is one of the key challenges in making state-owned enterprises operate on truly commercial terms. This paper examines the challenges facing SOE boards, relative to private enterprises and vis-à-vis their government owners, based on interviews with a large number of serving Chairs and other key board members.
This paper examines sources of competitive advantages and incentives for SOE managers, boards and government owners to use them and national approaches to countering these practices. It outlines options available to competition agencies to counter anti-competitive practices by SOEs and to help enhance competitive neutrality.
This paper gathers evidence on public sector pension plans regarding the type of pension promise and quantifies the future tax burden related to these pension promises. The reported liabilities are recalculated using both a fair value approach (local market discount rates) and a common, fixed discount rate across all countries which reflects projected growth in national income.
This paper proposes a framework to help policymakers think about how best develop a national strategy to hedge against the massive economic burden of extreme events that could hit their country tomorrow, focusing specifically on the role that risk transfer mechanisms alternative to traditional insurance can play.
Mr. Gurría welcomed the G20's strong political will to fight against corruption and underlined the OECD's anti-corruption global standards on bribery, public procurement, export credits, aid and tax heavens.
Co-organised by the French Presidency of the G20 and the OECD, this conference focused on public-private co-operation in implementing the G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan, anti-corruption compliance, corruption in public procurement, sector-specific initiatives and commercial practices most exposed to corruption
This meeting explored ways to accelerate existing reforms for the improvement of the investment climate in Africa. It also identified key challenges and conditions for increased investment in sectors crucial to reinforcing Africa's productive capacities.
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The OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements is the only multilateral legal instrument with comprehensive coverage of capital movements, including inflows and outflows, long-term and short-term operations. For 50 years, the Code has provided a balanced framework for capital account openness.
This roundtable looked at how investment policies can contribute to the recovery from the global crisis and improve the development prospects across Asia. It will also consider how the G20 Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth can promote private sector involvement and innovation.
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Discussions at this conference focused on how financial reforms should provide a better, sustainable balance between stability and growth and how measures to strengthen the savings-investment channel should foster sustainable growth and development.