Corporate governance and corporate finance

In focus

  • 2021 OECD Corporate Governance Factbook

    The 2021 edition of the Factbook describes corporate governance practices in 50 countries by providing an easily accessible and up-to-date, factual underpinning for understanding countries’ institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks. It complements the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance by tracking how countries are actually implementing them.

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  • OECD Capital Market Review of Croatia 2021: Capital market reforms for recovery and improved business dynamics in Croatia

    Drawing on experiences from important global developments in capital markets, the OECD Capital Market Review of Croatia offers policy recommendations to improve the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for capital markets in a way that will foster a resilient and dynamic business environment, help realise the potential of Croatian corporations and give households better opportunities to diversify their long-term savings.

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  • Corporate Bond Market Trends, Emerging Risks and Monetary Policy

    Corporate bond markets have become a major source of financing for non-financial companies. A new OECD report, Corporate Bond Market Trends, Emerging Risks and Monetary Policy, analyses recent developments and emerging risks in corporate bond issuance. Covering both advanced economies and emerging markets, the report provides new data showing that, in comparison to previous credit cycles, today's stock of outstanding corporate bonds has lower overall credit quality, higher payback requirements, longer maturities and inferior investor protection.

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Corporate governance deals with the rights and responsibilities of a company’s management, its board, shareholders and various stakeholders. How well companies are run affects their performance, market confidence and private sector investment.

G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

The G20/OECD Principles are an international benchmark providing best practice recommendations on corporate governance.


Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises

Good governance of state-owned enterprises is essential to ensure their contribution to economic efficiency and growth. OECD is the world's leading standard setter in this respect.


Corporate governance factbook

Easily accessible and up-to-date information about the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for corporate governance across 49 jurisdictions worldwide.


Capital markets

The OECD reviews the functioning of capital markets, provides international comparisons and proposes how to improve corporate access to capital.











Our international dialogue on corporate governance takes place via regional initiatives and programmes with individual economies






Latin America

Middle East and North Africa


Southeast Asia

Southern Africa