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The recent financial and economic crises exposed many corporate governance weaknesses—but, at the same time, they created momentum for change. Effective governance encourages better organizational decision making, accountability, and robust scrutiny of organizational performance. Accountants are in an excellent position to ensure that governance is integrated into the very DNA of their organizations, which has been identified as critical to its effectiveness. Read More
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One of the 12 key standards for international financial stability used by the Financial Stability Board that form the basis for the corporate governance component of the Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes from the World Bank.
This aims to help policy makers evaluate and improve the legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for corporate governance, with a view to supporting economic efficiency, sustainable growth, and financial stability.
The trust and business project is intended to bridge the gap between OECD standards for business integrity and their implementation in practice. The report is among others based on a survey and a series of interviews, in which a number of BIAC members participated.
The new OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises provide an internationally agreed benchmark to help governments assess and improve the way they exercise ownership functions in state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Reviews rationales offered by national governments for including or maintaining certain corporate assets in state ownership. Drawing on a survey of 24 countries, the report provides guidance to authorities seeking to reform or review their ownership policies.
Looks at the benefits of accrual budgeting, at some of the major arguments that have impeded its international implementation, and how those issues have been addressed in the countries that have successfully adopted accrual budgeting.
This report aims to identify new developments in the administration of central government that lead to better value for money: better services at lower costs for the taxpayers.
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March 17, 2016 - Transparency International
- Strong International Standards, Governance & Ethics Help Fight Bribery
March 17, 2016 - IFAC
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- SL Businesses Urged to Practice Good Governance: IFAC President
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