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The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance are recognised worldwide as an international benchmark for good corporate governance. They are actively used by governments, regulators, investors, corporations and stakeholders in both OECD and non-OECD countries and have been adopted by the Financial Stability Board as one of the Twelve Key Standards for Sound Financial Systems.
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This brochure reviews corporate governance in Asia 15 years after the creation of the Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance. Today, all Asian economies are using the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and the work of the Asian Roundtable as a reference in the development of their regulations, corporate governance codes, listing rules, scorecards and academic work.
We are looking for new and interesting thinking on how policy options in the areas of competition, corporate governance, capital markets and financial services, international investment and foreign bribery can have an impact on our well-being as defined by the OECD's Better Life Initiative. The "Competition policy" challenge is first up.
Currently in development, these Guidelines are intended as a tool national governments can use to draw and adapt national ownership and governance practices. Good practices ultimately serve to improve the governance and performance of SOEs, and promote competitive, transparent and more efficiently-run enterprises.
Good governance of state-owned enterprises is essential in order to ensure their contribution to economic efficiency and growth. The OECD facilitates policy dialogue and information exchange on improving corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and implementing privatisation policies.
The OECD works with Asian economies and regional partners to raise awareness and promote corporate governance and capital market development in the region.
The OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation practices monitors the size and sectoral distribution of national state-owned enterprise (SOE) sectors. This page provides an overview of recent data.
This programme focuses on the pivotal role that corporate governance plays for ensuring that the financial sector can serve the needs of non-financial companies in terms of access to capital for innovation, value creation and growth.
This paper provides a framework for analysing ownership engagement by institutional investors. It argues that the general term “institutional investor” in itself doesn’t say very much about the quality or degree of ownership engagement. It is therefore an evasive “shorthand” for policy discussions about ownership engagement.
OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers provide analysis and information on national and international corporate governance issues and developments, including state ownership and privatisation policies.