On the occasion of the release of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Business Conduct, the OECD’s Tyler Gillard looks at how governments can encourage international standards of responsible business conduct in business activities and supply chains.
As the digital technologies transforming the global business landscape reach deeper into the non-digital economy, the OECD’s Michael Gestrin and Julia Staudt look at potential implications for multinational enterprises and international investment.
On the occasion of Open Government Week, (May 7-11, 2018), launched by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Marcos Bonturi, Director of the OECD Directorate for Public Governance, emphasises the event's significance as a unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss solutions to transform the way governments work with and for their citizens. The ultimate goal: more open, transparent and accountable policies for better lives...
In the wake of the second round of OECD PISA student financial literacy results, Paul Gerrans, Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Western Australia, looks at whether more needs to done to ensure the financial literacy of Australian undergraduates.
In the context of global discussions on Investor-State Dispute Settlement reform, the OECD’s David Gaukrodger looks at why adjudicator selection is attracting attention.
State-owned enterprises in the energy sector are major producers of greenhouse gases. But new research shows that they are also driving the growth of renewables, particularly in the electricity sector. Dirk Röttgers and Bill Below look at why SOEs must play a more substantial role in steering decarbonisation efforts towards the 2 degree goal.
The controversies surrounding Facebook’s handling of personal data as well as the use of big data and microtargeting techniques in political campaigns are raising eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic. As technologies and social media continue to evolve, are our best interests being looked after? Bill Below looks at some of the issues.
Focusing on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, Maria José Roa, a Senior Researcher at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies, looks at how financial literacy survey results can play a role in the development of financial inclusion strategies
Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, Sanjay Pradhan, CEO of Open Government Partnership and Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International, present upcoming challenges and events in the world of integrity and anti-corruption. 2018 is shaping up to be a significant year for integrity and anti-corruption. Several global events, including those hosted by OECD, … Continue reading 2018: A Year of Integrity and Anti-Corruption
Free Trade Zones (FTZs) can offer important economic benefits for host countries and hosted companies, alike, but they can also contribute to trade in fake goods and other illicit activities. Piotr Stryszowski and Bill Below discuss new research that quantifies the connection between counterfeit trade and FTZs. The ancient Phoenicians invented them. The Romans extended … Continue reading Free Trade Zones: A Free Ride for Counterfeiters?