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This series of policy briefs provide an overview of key economic and development issues affecting Africa today.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the recent signing into law by Russian President Dimitri Medvedev of legislation that criminalises foreign bribery, with monetary sanctions for companies and individuals who bribe foreign public officials.
Discussions at the forum focused on latest developments in global bond markets, including the impact of the financial crisis on market functioning and debt levels and other emerging issues.
Harnessing Freedom of Investment for Green Growth addresses how the international investment policy community can help countries achieve green growth.
This ICGLR-OECD-UN meeting focused on implementation of the OECD-UN due diligence recommendations for responsible mineral supply chains.
The working group meeting on due diligence in the gold supply chain discussed specific due diligence recommendations tailored to the various actors in the gold supply chain.
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.