Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are already set to become part of national financial systems. In part one of a two-part series, Bitt.com’s Simon Chantry describes how the design and configuration of these networks is trending and how this is likely to affect us in the future interconnected world.
China is already using blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) to empower various industries and to pioneer the development of a national digital currency. Ran Zhao looks at the blockchain ecosystem in China today and the role policy makers can play to further enable its development.
In this post Shivani Kannabhiran and Rena Hinoshita from the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct look at the EU’s new Farm to Fork strategy and at how the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains can help companies build resilient and sustainable supply chains.
This post by Khadija Sharife underlines the importance of whistleblowers in the fight against corruption in Africa and elsewhere, highlighting the price paid by many of them and options for ensuring they are better protected.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the OECD National Contact Points for Responsible Business Contact (RBC) , Prof. Christine Kaufmann, Chair of the OECD Working Party on RBC, reflects on their achievements to date and their role into the future.
OECD's Rashad Abelson clarifies due diligence expectations in responsible mineral supply chains and explains why understanding “red flags” is crucial for effective supply chain due diligence
OECD's Leah Ambler and Apostolos Zampounidis underline why whistleblower protection plays such a critical role in the fight against bribery and corruption in the run-up to an OECD webinar on "Emergency measures to protect whistleblowers and promote reporting during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond”,
It is one thing to impose social distancing measures – but how do you ensure they are followed, and how do you know whether the approach is working? Florentin Blanc, OECD, and Maria De Benedetto, Roma Tre University, take a first glance at different approaches and possible sources of data. The current Coronavirus pandemic is … Continue reading Enforcing social distancing – assessing what works and what doesn’t
With the COVID-19 pandemic provoking a global health and economic emergency, the OECD’s Dorothy Lovell looks at how OECD guidance on responsible business conduct can help governments and business address the impacts of COVID-19 in a way that mitigates harm to workers and supply chains in the garment sector.
The COVID-19 pandemic is posing many challenges for the economy and public financial management systems. Yasemin Hurcan, Fatos Koc and Emre Balibek talk about how "cash buffers" can help governments mitigate short-term liquidity needs.