Corporate Governance for Emerging Markets
Corporate governance has become an essential tool for improving corporate performance and advancing the development of market-oriented democracies. Good governance practices maintain the integrity of business transactions and in so doing strengthen the rule of law and democratic governance. A powerful antidote to corruption, corporate governance clarifies private rights and public interests, preventing abuses of both.
This toolkit introduces key concepts in corporate governance, provides a framework for applying corporate governance principles to emerging markets situations, and outlines the four-step strategy developed by the Center for International Private Enterprise for corporate governance reform. The toolkit includes:
- Benefits of corporate governance
- Basic principles
- Internal and external aspects of firm governance
- CIPE's four-step strategy for corporate governance
- Five examples of actual reform programs
- Access to Information
- Business Association Development
- Combating Corruption
- Corporate Citizenship (CSR)
- Corporate Governance
- Democratic Governance
- Informal Sector & Property Rights
- Legal & Regulatory Reform
- Middle East & North Africa
- Latin America & the Caribbean
- South Asia
- Why Does Corporate Governance Matter?
- How Did Corporate Governance Become So Important?
- Who Benefits from Corporate Governance?
- What Are the Basic Principles
- The Institutional Framework for Governance
- Internal Governance of Firms
- External Governance of Firms
- Forms of Ownership
- CIPE's Strategy for Corporate Governance Reform