Publications & Documents


  • 23-April-2015

    English

    State-Owned Enterprises in the Development Process

    This publication is a first response of the OECD to the issue of what role is, or can be, assigned to SOEs as part of national development strategies. The first part of the publication overviews the experiences of five countries (Brazil, China, India, Singapore and South Africa) with using SOEs, and other government-controlled entities as agents of their development strategies. The second part reviews the growing internationalisation of SOEs through foreign trade and investment. These show implications that the usefulness of SOEs in promoting economic development hinges on a number of factors, not least the level of economic development at the beginning of the process. Indeed, if the government’s ambition is to follow a development path already trod by numerous comparable nations it is relatively easy to hammer out a strategy and provide the SOEs with company-specific objectives toward the fulfilment of the strategy. However, experience also shows that some crucial conditions generally need to be met for such SOE-based strategies to be successful, taking into account the capacity of national bureaucracies and avoiding possible adverse impacts on international trade and investment.

     

  • 22-April-2015

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    Workshop on ex-post evaluation of enforcement decisions by competition authorities

    A capacity building workshop on ex-post evaluation of enforcement decisions by competition authorities was held in Paris on 22 April.

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  • 21-April-2015

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    Implementing the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

    OECD and partners are promoting active use of the Guidance by companies throughout the mineral supply chain, industry associations, financial institutions, and civil society organisations.

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  • 16-April-2015

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    Ukraine must enforce its new anti-corruption strategy and legislation

    Widespread corruption was one of the main reasons that led to the change of the political regime in Ukraine in 2014. The new administration pledged to fight corruption, a challenging task in the current context of the economic crisis and military conflict in the East of the country.

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  • 16-April-2015

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    Kyrgyzstan must implement anti-corruption policies and laws to reduce corruption

    Widespread corruption continues to be a major challenge for Kyrgyzstan’s development, despite efforts to streamline its anti-corruption policy and strengthen the institutional framework since 2012.

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  • 15-April-2015

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    Asia-Pacific Competition Update: OECD/Korea Policy Centre newsletter

    This newsletter contains information about work on competition law and policy in the Asia-Pacific region that is taking place within the framework of the OECD-Korea Policy Centre Competition Programme.

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  • 15-April-2015

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    Anti-corruption reforms in Kyrgyzstan: Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan Round 3 Monitoring Report, 2015

    The Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan reviews the legal and institutional frameworks for fighting corruption, makes recommendations and monitors progress in implementing the recommendations. This report contains the results of round 3 monitoring in Kyrgyzstan.

  • 15-April-2015

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    Anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine: Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan Round 3 Monitoring Report, 2015

    The Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan reviews the legal and institutional frameworks for fighting corruption, makes recommendations and monitors progress in implementing the recommendations. This report contains the results of round 3 monitoring in Ukraine.

  • 15-April-2015

    English

    Legislation on responsible business conduct must reinforce the wheel, not reinvent it

    This article by Roel Nieuwenkamp talks about the trend of hardening of soft law in the domain of responsible business conduct. It argues that legislative proposals related to existing international instruments should not seek to reinvent the wheel, but to reinforce it. Existing instruments that are widely recognised and proven to be effective and reasonable should represent a foundation for their legally-binding counterparts.

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  • 10-April-2015

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    G20/OECD Corporate Governance Forum

    10 April 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey. Participants debated the content and the direction of the ongoing review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. It also addressed issues of systemic importance to sustainable private sector growth, including the institutionalisation of growth companies and SMEs and capital market development in emerging market economies.

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