Since the Asian financial and economic crisis of the late 1990s, insolvency reform has been one of the main items on policy agendas in the region. In the wake of the crisis, corporate restructuring and re-organisation was delayed by a lack of effective insolvency procedures. Although having made considerable efforts to reform their insolvency regimes, many countries still lack essential elements for an insolvency framework, while
The 2009 edition of the annual report focuses on consumer empowerment and responsible business conduct as well as providing an account of the actions adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2009.
This Investment Policy Review examines Morocco’s achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
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This report is a set of comments and emerging good practices to help overcome recent weaknesses and support the implementation of the OECD Principles on Corporate Governance.
This list provides links to resources available to companies working in weak governance zones who are seeking guidance in the areas of: human rights, humanitarian law and security forces; anti-corruption; and fiscal issues.
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play an important role in the ownership landscape and in global markets. How well these state-owned enterprises are governed has a significant impact on their performance and value, as well as on public finances, economic growth and competitiveness. This Guide facilitates the practical implementation of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in the areas of transparency
Weak governance zones are defined as countries where governments are unable or unwilling to assume their responsibilities. Multinational enterprises recognise that they represent some of the most difficult investment environments. This Risk Awareness Tool helps them to identify some of the special risks that arise in these environments, those that are linked to government failures. It covers such topics as obeying the law and
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This study calls for increased use of Regulatory Impact Assessment in the area of corporate governance and gives a number of examples of how the technique has been applied to promote more efficient policy. It forms part of an OECD publication titled Regulatory Impact Analysis: A Tool for Policy Coherence.
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This report identifies what concrete guidance the existing SOE Guidelines provide for governments whose SOEs operate in other jurisdictions.
The Investment Policy Review of India charts India's progress in developing an effective policy framework to promote investment for development, especially since the acceleration of economic reform from 1991 onward. It focuses on policies towards investment, trade, competition and other elements of the business environment. Finally, it outlines some of the challenges of implementing national-level reforms at state level.