The OECD Workshop on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa is organised jointly with the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance, in Dubai, UAE on the occasion of the 2nd Meeting of the Global Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises.
Through the process of knowledge sharing, the workshop aims to support ongoing efforts by governments in the MENA region to identify priorities for SOE governance reform and implementation of the aspirational standards set out in the recently revised OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises (SOE Guidelines). This meeting will facilitate the launch of a new phase of the MENA Corporate Governance Working Group (MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme).
The first session will take stock of recent developments in SOE reform related to ownership practices, accountability measures and reporting practices in MENA SOEs relative to the SOE Guidelines. It will be followed by a second session that will focus on finding actionable ways in which governments can more effectively enhance SOE competitiveness while safeguarding a level playing field between SOEs and private businesses.
The last session will be dedicated to an in-depth discussion on a new phase of the MENA Corporate Governance Working Group. The aim is to develop a road map with a particular focus on areas where the OECD could offer value added, given its experience monitoring and promoting implementation of the SOE Guidelines in the MENA region.
Format and Participation
This workshop will bring together representatives of relevant government ministries and agencies, state ownership entities and corporate practitioners in the MENA region. The workshop coincides with the Annual Conference of the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance, with a number of its members and associates from the region participating.
DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
Fianna Jurdant Fianna.Jurdant@oecd.org
Katrina Baker Katrina.Baker@oecd.org