This paper discusses the corporate governance of microfinance institutions. It aims to draw lessons on governance from research studies, data analysis, and case studies of the failure or success of individual MFIs.
Publish Date: 6/9/15
As part of IFC's ongoing efforts to raise greater awareness of the merits of corporate governance, this publication cites Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corp. and Mobile World Investment Corp. as exemplary models.
This publication has been produced in collaboration with the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa) primarily aimed at ecoDa’s membership and for supporting IFC’s work in surrounding regions with countries aspiring to understand and follow rules, standards and practices applied in the EU countries but which may be of wider relevance and interest to practitioners, policy makers, development finance institutions, investors, board directors, business reporters, and others.
This publication focuses on directorship and leadership skills in the boardroom. Written as a a novel, it describes the learning journey of a fictional nominee director Carla. Although the main character is fictional, the events and experiences are based on real-life examples, documented in the annual meeting records of the IFC’s Network of Nominee Directors and other events over the last 10 years.
This paper describes key steps that boards can take to mitigate the impact of disputes—and, even better, to minimize the risk of disputes arising in the first place. It deals with the board as a collective body that needs to cultivate its ability to manage disputes effectively—starting by establishing good corporate governance policies and practices.
This is a Ukranian translation of the IFC Family Business Governance Handbook, which is a concise and practical description of essential family business governance components and suggested approaches to resolving common family business governance dilemmas.
Publish Date: 10/27/14
This paper provides an account of the Emerging Markets Corporate Governance Research Network (EMCGN) and its first 10 years of activities. It describes the history of the EMCGN, its objectives, structure, and modalities.
A joint project of Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and the Corporate Governance Group of the IFC explores the causes, nature, and methods of resolving corporate governance disputes. As part of this project, CEDR and IFC carried out a global survey of 191 directors and board members (including IFC Nominee Directors and members of the Private Sector Advisory Group) to find out about their experiences with and attitudes toward boardroom disputes.
The Fourth International Conference on Corporate Governance (CG) in Emerging Markets was organized by the IFC Global Corporate Governance Forum , the Indian School of Business (ISB), and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR).
Only 20% of firms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have female top managers. IFC’s Corporate Governance Program in ECA promotes the business case for good CG practices and emphasizes business benefits of gender diversity on boards.
Publish Date: 4/23/14
El informe contiene las conclusiones de la encuesta nacional sobre la realidad y las perspectivas del gobierno corporativo realizada por IFC y la Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana.
Founded by Redzo Bekto in 2005, Bekto Precisa supplies molding tools used in European automotive, electrical, and ski industries. The company has a firmly established regional reputation, along with 450 employees, 40 percent of whom are female.
"There Are No Unconquerable Forces, Only Bad Leaders"
Publish Date: 12/16/13
Part 1 of the publication presents the experiences of five leading companies in Latin America - CPFL Energia, Grupo Algar, Grupo Graña y Montero, Grupo Los Grobo and Ultrapar – in reforming and improving how their firms are governed, and the results these changes have achieved.
Publish Date: 8/23/13
IFC Central Asia Corporate Governance Project team has developed Russian-English and English-Russian Corporate Governance Glossary to assist business experts, government officials, educators, corporate governance practitioners, translators and journalists.
Publish Date: 3/19/13
IFC Central Asia Corporate Governance Project has developed the Brief Glossary of Corporate Governance Terminology in English and Russian to assist business experts, government officials, educators, corporate governance practitioners, translators and journalists.
Publish Date: 3/19/13