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Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Southern Africa

 

4th Meeting of the OECD Network on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Southern Africa

18-19 November 2013- Swakopmund, Namibia 

OECD Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Southern Africa

 

Boosting the performance of the SOE sector through improved governance arrangements can potentially lead to better economic and social outcomes in Southern Africa. 

 

The SOE Network for Southern African provides a forum for regional dialogue and co-operation. It is the first initiative of its kind to focus on SOE governance and mainly covers the member economies of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). The Network was launched in 2007 to support regional and national reformers in their efforts to improve the performance of SOEs. The Network achieves this through:

  • Raising awareness and building consensus on the challenges and the benefits associated with SOE governance
  • Benchmarking progress and and measuring change in participant countries
  • Influencing policy making and strengthening capacity by providing a forum in which policy makers, practitioners and experts can share knowledge and experiences
  • Supporting viable and effective reforms by analysing policy options, developing relevant recommendations and agreeing on regional reform priorities.

Annual meetings reinforce this process and dedicated regional taskforces work on specific recommendations for improvements in thematic areas.

 

Network participants are currently engaged in developing:

Guidelines on the governance of SOEs in Southern Africa (draft version for comments through a consultation process)

-  Company guidance on anti-corruption and corporate ethics

-  A white paper on the governance of SOEs in the infrastructure sector

 

More about the Network


Participating countries

Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe


 

 

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MEETINGS

4th meeting, Swakopmund, 18-19 November 2013

3rd meeting, Midrand, 8-9 October 2012

2nd meeting, Mozambique, 27-28 May 2009

1st meeting, Capetown, 6-7 May 2008

 

 

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

Governance of SOEs in Southern Africa, 2013 (pdf)

 

State-owned enterprises in the marketplace

 

Boards of directors of SOEs: An overview of national practices, 2013

 

Competitive Neutrality: Maintaining a level playing field between public and private business, 2012

 

Accountability and Transparency: a Guide for State Ownership, 2010

 

OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of SOEs

 

 

CONTACT US

For further information, contact
Sara Sultan (sara.sultan@oecd.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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