11th Advisory Group on Privatisation's Session on Banks and Privatisation
Under the auspices of the Centre for Co-operation for Non-Members, The OECD Advisory Group on Privatisation (AGP) met in Rome in September 1997 to discuss the subject of "Banks and Privatisation", bringing together high-level privatisation officials and policy makers from non-member countries, experts from international organisations, privatisation officials and other representatives from 21 OECD Member countries. The meeting explored different areas related to banks and privatisation, including the policy aspects of bank privatisation, the design of bank privatisation programmes, the process and methods of privatising banks and the role of banks in privatisation . Presentations covered the experience of transition and OECD economies, whereas the discussions included also problems faced in other emerging economies. The meeting permitted senior experts, officials and policy makers in the areas of privatisation to get a comparative insight of different approaches to bank privatisation in OECD and emerging economies, as well as of the role of banks in privatisation.