First adopted in 2005 as an internationally-agreed standard on how governments should exercise ownership of SOEs, the Guidelines were updated in 2015 to take into account developments since their adoption and the experiences of the countries using them.
The fourth meeting of the Latin American Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises focused on the accountability and transparency of SOEs in Latin America.
This initiative supports ASEAN capital market integration in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, benefitting from international experience, especially that of other Southeast Asian economies.
10 April 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey. Participants debated the content and the direction of the ongoing review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. It also addressed issues of systemic importance to sustainable private sector growth, including the institutionalisation of growth companies and SMEs and capital market development in emerging market economies.
The Principles are being reviewed to ensure their continuing high quality, relevance and usefulness, taking into account recent developments in the corporate sector and capital markets. The OECD invited public comment on the draft revised text. Deadline for comment: Now closed.
26-27 November 2014 – Lusaka, Zambia: This meeting focused on combating corruption and promoting responsible business conduct in SOEs and was followed by a workshop on the governance of SOEs operating in the power generation industry. Participants launched and adopted the Guidelines on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Southern Africa.
The 2014 annual meeting of the OECD Russia Corporate Governance Roundtable took place in Moscow on 19 November and focused on related party transactions, business integrity and the reports on Corporate Governance Code compliance.
Bogota, Colombia - This meeting addressed how to strengthen equity markets through improved corporate governance policies and practices in Latin America.
Paris, France - The purpose of this roundtable was to build on the informal links existing between MENA corporate governance centers and institutes of directors and to create a productive ecosystem of these, mostly not-for-profit organisations, with linkages to policymakers, the corporate world and their peers worldwide.
The OECD made the draft text of the revised OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises available for public comment between May and September 2014. The public consultation is now closed.