A Policy Maker's Guide to Privatisation

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Policy makers and privatisation experts agree that it is critical to “get privatisation right.” A well-planned and executed transaction, backed by sound rationales, institutional and regulatory arrangements, good governance, and integrity can have consequences on future divestment activity by enhancing investor confidence while gaining the support of stakeholders and the public. Drawing on the internationally agreed OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises and decades’ worth of national experience across both OECD and Partner economies, this Policy Maker’s Guide to Privatisation provides practical advice to newcomers on key stages of the process from inception to post-privatisation. With global privatisation activity trending upwards and expected to rise, this Guide can support policy makers in their decision making process in the years to come.



Steps to be taken post-privatisation

The work on privatisation should not be seen terminated upon finalisation of the divestment process. This chapter discusses steps to be taken post-privatisation including in regard to ensuring any residual guarantees are budgeted and any contingent liabilities assessed; transparency and accountability in the use of the privatisation proceeds; assessing the outcomes of privatisation, including auditing the transaction; and, good governance practices in the case of partial privatisation.


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