Corruption is the antithesis of good governance, and it is a direct threat to the
purpose of state ownership. This report brings a comprehensive set of facts and figures
to the discussion about the corruption risks facing state-owned enterprises (SOEs)
and how they, and state ownership, go about addressing them. The report suggests options
to help the state as an enterprise owner fight corruption and promote integrity in
the SOE sector, laying the foundation for future OECD guidance on the subject.
The most-often observed instances of corruption involve non-management employees and
Oil and gas, mining, postal, energy and transportation and logistics are the sectors
where corrupt and other irregular practices are most often observed.
The greatest obstacles to integrity with SOEs are relations with the government (including
a perceived lack of integrity in the public and political sector), and employee behaviour
(including opportunistic behaviour by individuals).
Highlights brochure - State-Owned Enterprises and Corruption - What Are the Risks and What Can Be Done?