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Since the Asian financial and economic crisis of the late 1990s, insolvency reform has been one of the main items on policy agendas in the region. In the wake of the crisis, corporate restructuring and re-organisation was delayed by a lack of effective insolvency procedures. Although having made considerable efforts to reform their insolvency regimes, many countries still lack essential elements for an insolvency framework, while
Taking place in Cairo on 23-24 June 2010, this meeting covered the first 2 chapters of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) on ensuring an effective legal and regulatory framework for SOEs and the state acting as an owner in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
The 4th Annual Meeting of the Egyptian Institute of Directors, co-organised by the OECD, focused on corporate governance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
This meeting focused on the preparation of a stock-taking report to review the corporate governance progress and remaining challenges in 13 Asian Economies since 2003 as well as a scoping paper to assess priorities for future Asian Roundtables.
This meeting focused on progress in implementing regional policy recommendations, an in-depth review of the country experiences of Malaysia and Korea and SOE-related issues of current relevance to the Asian region.
Two Governance Reform topics were the focus for discussions at this 2nd meeting of the Global Network on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of SOEs, namely SOE board nomination, functioning and evaluation; and establishing, organising and reforming SOE ownership entities.
Organised in Paris on 1 March 2010, task force discussions focused on transparency and accountability and the selection and quality of the boards of SOEs.
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This report is a set of comments and emerging good practices to help overcome recent weaknesses and support the implementation of the OECD Principles on Corporate Governance.
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play an important role in the ownership landscape and in global markets. How well these state-owned enterprises are governed has a significant impact on their performance and value, as well as on public finances, economic growth and competitiveness. This Guide facilitates the practical implementation of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in the areas of transparency
The MENA-OECD Task Force on Corporate Governance of SOEs will take place in Paris, France on 1 March 2010.
Focus of this particular meeting will be on two governance reform topics that task force members have identified as priorities for the region:
Transparency and Accountability
The selection and quality of SOE boards
This meeting has been jointly organised with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance with support from the