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This 2017 edition of the OECD Corporate Governance Factbook is an important complement to the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. The Factbook tracks how countries are actually implementing the Principles, which offer a comprehensive set of recommendations to policy makers to support sound corporate governance frameworks.
The OECD Corporate Governance Factbook supports the implementation of good corporate governance practices by providing an easily accessible and up-to-date, factual underpinning for understanding countries’ institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks. Governments may use the Factbook to compare their own frameworks with that of other countries or to obtain information about practices in specific jurisdictions.
The Factbook compiles information gathered from OECD and non-OECD country delegates to the OECD Corporate Governance Committee as part of a series of thematic reviews issued by the OECD. The thematic reviews cover major corporate governance challenges that came into focus following the 2008 crisis: board practices (including remuneration); institutional investors; related party transactions; board member nomination and election; supervision and enforcement; and risk management. Published for the first time in 2014 and updated at regular intervals, the information in this third edition is updated as of end-2016.
Covering 47 jurisdictions, including all 35 OECD countries as well as Argentina; Brazil; China, Colombia, Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Lithuania; the Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; Singapore and South Africa, the Factbook catalogues the legal and regulatory frameworks, institutions and practices in place.