Corporate affairs

OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises


‌The OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises give concrete advice to countries on how to manage more effectively their responsibilities as company owners, thus helping to make state-owned enterprises more competitive, efficient and transparent.


First developed in 2005, the Guidelines were updated in 2015 to take into account developments since their adoption and to reflect the experiences of the growing number of countries that have taken steps to implement them:


The updated Guidelines were adopted by the OECD in July 2015 as part of a Recommmendation of the Council.


Documents and links

G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance


State-owned enterprises in the marketplace


Accountability and Transparency: a Guide for State Ownership (OECD, 2010)


Corporate Governance of SOEs: A Survey of OECD Countries (OECD, 2005)




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