Corporate governance and corporate finance

OECD Corporate Governance Factbook - 2021






2019 Factbook






Forthcoming June 2021 - OECD Corporate Governance Factbook 2021




Download the 2019 Factbook



About the 2019 Factbook

The OECD Corporate Governance Factbook provides easily accessible and up-to-date information about the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for corporate governance across 49 jurisdictions worldwide. The Factbook complements the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and can be used by governments, regulators and the private sector to compare their own frameworks with those of other countries and also to get information on practices in specific jurisdictions.

 The Factbook is divided into five main areas that are crucial for understanding how corporate governance functions in different jurisdictions:

  • the corporate and market landscape
  • the corporate governance and institutional framework
  • the rights and equitable treatment of shareholders and key ownership functions
  • the corporate board of directors
  • mechanisms for flexibility and proportionality in corporate governance

The Factbook compiles information gathered from OECD, G20 and Financial Stability Board member delegates to the OECD Corporate Governance Committee. 

COUNTRIES COVERED - 49 jurisdictions, including all 36 OECD countries as well as Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and South Africa.


2019 Launch event

G20/OECD Seminar on Corporate Governance in Today's Capital Markets

8 June 2019 - Fukoka, Japan

The 2019 edition of the Factbook was presented at an event in the presence of Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services of Japan and Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD. The Factbook was accompanied by a special report to the G20 on implementation of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.

Download the agenda

Keynote by Angel Gurría

Report to G20 on implementation of the G20/OECD Corporate Governance Principles

Photos from Fukuoka

See also

Previous edition of the OECD Corporate Governance Factbook (2017)

OECD work on capital markets

OECD work on corporate governance of state-owned enterprises




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