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.
The World Bank’s Doing Business indicators have drawn attention to the regulatory burdens on business, leading to hundreds of reforms worldwide to improve the business environment. The OECD’s Stephen Thomsen looks at the pros and cons of this approach.
A new OECD study looks at the "flip side" of enforcement actions that ended in sanctions on the supply-side of a foreign bribery transaction. OECD's Kathryn Gordon and Brooks Hickman share some of the insights gained from the survey.
Seventy years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, companies now have a responsibility to respect human rights. Christine Kaufmann and Roel Nieuwenkamp look at how companies should integrate this obligation into their company operations.
On the occasion of the launch of a new OECD study of what happens to public officials who accept bribes, Klaus Moosmayer explains why governments and business must work together to address the demand side of bribery.
With Asian companies now the world’s largest users of public equity financing, OECD's Mats Isaksson looks at what this means for the global integration of Asian capital markets and the international corporate governance dialogue.
By Romain Despalins - Pension assets rose to record levels in 2017, exceeding USD 40 trillion in the OECD area for the first time ever, according to Pension Markets in Focus.