The economies across the Middle East and North Africa region are looking to mobilise investment, private sector development and entrepreneurship to support economic growth and employment. The OECD's Fianna Jurdant shares some insights from a new OECD report on how sound corporate governance can help achieve this goal.
International investment, and in particular foreign direct investment, has an important role to play in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Karl Sauvant looks at what it takes.
By: Jacopo Leone, Associate Democratic Governance Officer, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Warsaw The public accountability and transparency of parliaments are keystone principles to which all OSCE participating States have subscribed. In 1990, they declared in Copenhagen that “the will of the people, freely and fairly expressed through periodic and genuine … Continue reading Taming Parliamentary Integrity: A Changing Foundation of Democracy
SOEs sit at the centre of economic decision-making in many countries worldwide. Patrick Heller discusses how open data has the potential to improve their governance.
The privatisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is complex and accompanied by multiple challenges. One of these challenges is how to manage the risk of corruption. OECD’s Mathilde Mesnard examines why privatisations of SOEs carry a risk of corruption and what the OECD is doing to help.
By: Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of the Accountability Lab; Friday Odeh Country Director of Accountability Lab, Nigeria; Moussa Kondo; Country Director of Accountability Lab, Mali. Follow the Lab on Twitter @accountlab. There has been a deluge of corruption-related news and scandals around the world this year. The President of Guatemala has expelled a key UN … Continue reading Turning The Tide Against Corruption Through “Naming and Faming”
While the potential benefits of foreign direct investment are widely accepted by policy makers, many governments impose restrictions on the activities of foreign investors. The OECD’s Stephen Thomsen asks whether these restrictions can have an impact on FDI inflows into an economy.
Within the context of the 2019 OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, which will explore how governments, organisations, and citizens can leverage new technologies to foster trust and enhance transparency and accountability, the New Development Bank is looking at fintech applications for promoting integrity in public finance. Blog by the New Development Bank's Chief of Compliance, Dr … Continue reading Leveraging fintech to enhance integrity in public finance
Responsible supply chain management in the garment and footwear sector is a tough challenge for global companies. OECD's Juliet Lawal looks at how OECD guidance and implementation processes can help.
Insufficient savings and bad financial decision-making present a major challenge for people as the financial world becomes more complex and financial responsibility for old age provision shifts towards the individual.