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OECD Corporate Governance Factbook

The Factbook contains comparable data and information on 49 OECD, G20 and Financial Stability Board jurisdictions, and can be used by governments, regulators and the private sector to compare their own frameworks with those of other countries.

Publications

Publications

The Key to Financial Inclusion Report
Over the last five years at the Symposium, the Mastercard Foundation has brought together global practitioners to discuss, debate, and share ideas about client centricity: how to do it better, faster, more broadly, and more deeply as a way of driving financial inclusion. Today, the idea that more attention should be paid to the needs and...
Mobile Technologies and Digitized Data to Promote Access to Finance for Women in Agriculture
The evidence that women both drive agricultural production and rely on it for their livelihoods means that greater financial and informational service provision to women, especially through digital channels, could increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their labor. While the numerous barriers to women’s access to Digital financial Services (...
Learning as We Grow: Putting CocoaAction into Practice
The second CocoaAction Annual Report, "Learning as We Grow: Putting CocoaAction into Practice", focuses on learnings that the World Cocoa Foundation and CocoaAction companies observed in 2016. Smallholder cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are not simply viewed as beneficiaries of the CocoaAction strategy. Rather, they are strategic partners...
The Role of Digital Payments in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
Finance Ministers of the economies of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) endorsed the new Better Than Cash Alliance report on the role of digital payments in sustainable agriculture on October 21, in Vietnam. The report examines how shifting to digital payments can provide powerful solutions to help countries improve agricultural...
IFC Annual Report 2017: Creating Markets
IFC provides investment and advice to expand access to finance for millions of individuals and SMEs. They work with a variety of partners — financial institutions as well as governments — to achieve wider impact than we could on our own. In FY17, their clients provided more than $351 billion in SME loans. In Brazil, they arranged a $275 million...
SME Lending in Ireland Increased
The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) published its midyear 2017 update, which said €855m in lending supported 21,132 SMEs by the end of June 2017. This is an increase of 57% on the €544m in SBCI-supported lending at the end of December 2016. Agriculture accounted for the highest percentage of at 23.2 percent or 3,687 SMEs. The...
EIF European SME Finance
This European Investment Fund (EIF) analysis provides an overview of the main markets relevant to EIF, equity, guarantees, securitization, and microfinance. These main markets have been identified by the European Small Business Finance Outlook (ESBFO). Starting with a discussion of the general market environment for SME finance, analysts then look...
Report: SMEs Contribute to Financial Inclusion
Refugees’ economic participation in manufacturing sectors increased, especially in Eurlandia. High-skilled labor often included industry jargon and in 2016, SMEs incorporated assessments into their recruitment process to understand workers’ qualifications and background. When these SMEs designed and launched programs to support refugees, they saw...
Critical Success Factors for Scaling Innovation in Asset Finance for Small and Growing Agribusinesses
The investment opportunity in agribusiness assets in emerging economies runs into the billions of dollars. The social and environmental benefits that can be gained by reducing food losses, increasing employment and enterprise sustainability, as well as empowering women and rural communities, are equally significant.
The Rise of the Data Scientist: How big data and data science are changing smallholder finance
The enormous gap between the supply and demand of formal credit for smallholder farmers is caused, in part, by the extreme lack of information available to lenders on potential borrowers. The lack of information create risks for financial institutions and limits their willingness to lend to smallholder farmers and other “thin file” borrowers in...