Corporate governance and corporate finance

OECD Corporate Governance Factbook - 2017


Corporate Governance Factbook 2017

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Date of publication
4 April 2017


04/04/2017 - The OECD Corporate Governance Factbook is an important complement to the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, which offer a comprehensive set of recommendations to policy makers to support sound corporate governance frameworks. The Factbook tracks how countries are actually implementing the Principles.

The OECD Corporate Governance Factbook supports the implementation of good corporate governance practices by providing an easily accessible and up-to-date, factual underpinning for understanding countries’ institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks. Governments may use the Factbook to compare their own frameworks with that of other countries or to obtain information about practices in specific jurisdictions.

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

  • the corporate landscape
  • the corporate governance framework
  • the rights of shareholders and key ownership functions
  • the corporate board of directors

The Factbook compiles information gathered from OECD and non-OECD country delegates to the OECD Corporate Governance Committee as part of a series of thematic reviews issued by the OECD. The thematic reviews cover major corporate governance challenges that came into focus following the 2008 crisis: board practices (including remuneration); institutional investors; related party transactions; board member nomination and election; supervision and enforcement; and risk management. Published for the first time in 2014 and updated at regular intervals, the information in this third edition is updated as of end-2016.



Covering 47 jurisdictions, including all 35 OECD countries as well as Argentina; Brazil; China, Colombia, Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Lithuania; the Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; Singapore and South Africa, the Factbook catalogues the legal and regulatory frameworks, institutions and practices in place.

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OECD Survey of Corporate Governance Frameworks in Asia (2017)


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