Came across a new blog: Governance Focus. If you're interested in corporate governance, click over. Good content and lots of it each day. The left-hand side links alone are impressive. Know…

Pablo H. |

A recent McKinsey Quarterly article has picked up on what the IFC has known for years: boards of directors in emerging markets face far different challenges than their Western counterparts. The…

Teresa Barger |

We are thrilled to announce that Teresa Barger is joining PSD Blog. Teresa is Director of Corporate Governance for the World Bank and IFC and has been involved in the launch of some of the IFC’s…

Pablo H. |

The latest Interest Bearing Notes is out. This newsletter (published by the finance team of the World Bank’s research group, hence the witty pun) is always a good read. This edition covers…

Pablo H. |

Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata is interviewed in the latest edition of McKinsey Quarterly. On the reluctance of firms to invest in India he comments:

Pablo H. |

State enterprises on average account for 15% of GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa and more than 50% of GDP in MENA. In India, more than 40 percent of the capital stock is state-owned. Heavily represented…

Pablo H. |

This is from a new note on the 'irresistible case' from the IFC/World Bank Corporate Governance Department: Investors say they value corporate governance. And they put their money where…

Tim Harford |

In the Financial Times Alain Beattie describes how companies use a variety of strategies to offset supply-chain risks, especially when sourcing from less-developed countries. He mentions the World…

Pablo H. |

Milton Freidman claimed that “the business of business is business.” In the latest issue of the McKinsey Quarterly, Ian Davis disagrees. He also speaks out against what he calls the “fuzzy”…

Pablo H. |