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Corporate Governance FAQs


IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, published a guide in October with the most frequent questions asked by senior management in the Middle East and northern Africa about good corporate governance.

The document is divided into the following sections, addressing technical concepts in layman's language:

  • Commitment to Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Board of Directors’ Role and Composition
  • Functioning of the Board of Directors
  • Control environment
  • Shareholder issues
  • Disclosure issues
  • Corporate Governance for family-owned businesses

The responses to these questions provide a straightforward introduction to managing governance best practices in entities, and make it easier to understand complex issues of corporate governance.