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State-owned Enterprises in Southern Africa: A Stocktaking of Reforms and Challenges

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  • Sara Sultan Balbuena

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This report is the first known stocktaking of its kind to provide a regional overview of state-owned enterprise (SOE) governance reforms and challenges across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Part One summarises the challenges and governance practices related to state-ownership across SADC economies; it draws conclusions on how to address common regional priorities. Part Two of the report is organised around country profiles providing a fact-based assessment of SOE reform policies and practices in 14 economies. The report was prepared at the request of the Southern Africa Network on Governance of State-Owned Enterprises – a regional cooperation initiative aimed at improving the corporate governance of SOEs, and mainly covering the member economies of the SADC region. The stocktaking was prepared based on information self-reported by authorities in participating economies and supplemented by desk research.

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  • Sara Sultan Balbuena, 2014. "State-owned Enterprises in Southern Africa: A Stocktaking of Reforms and Challenges," OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers 13, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:dafaae:13-en
    DOI: 10.1787/5jzb5zntk5r8-en
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    Keywords

    corporate governance; financial economics; government policy and regulation; merger and acquisition; restructuring;

    JEL classification:

    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G39 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Other

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