Global Corporate Governance Forum. Founded by the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Global Corporate Governance Forum promotes global, regional, and local initiatives aimed at improving the institutional framework and practices of corporate governance of middle- and low-income countries. The forum's main activities include raising awareness and disseminating best practices; building capacity and offering technical assistance; and sponsoring research and analysis on the costs and benefits of corporate governance reforms in developing and transition markets.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD, an international economic development agency made up of 29 countries, believes that good corporate governance is essential for the development of a competitive private sector that, in the long term, is able to attract and retain the capital needed for investment. Along with the organization's Principles of Corporate Governance, the OECD is showing leadership in the governance field with two key initiatives it is running with the World Bank: the Steering Group on Corporate Governance, which guides and coordinates the organization's work on corporate governance, and the Regional Roundtables on Corporate Governance, which assist decision makers from the private and public sectors in the region in their efforts to improve corporate governance. Currently, roundtables exist in Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Russian federation.
World Bank. Corporate governance is a theme of the World Bank's private sector development arm. It works jointly with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on key governance initiatives and views its corporate governance website as "a gateway for sharing knowledge, experiences, best practices, and resources from around the world."