27 June 2011

Leaders Retreat to Launch Finding Balance 2011

Leaders Retreat to consider “Finding Balance 2011: Benchmarking the Performance of SOEs in Fiji, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tonga”, ADB’s updated study on the comparative performance of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the Pacific. Representatives from the five countries participating in the study attended the retreat to discuss the study’s key findings and recommendations as well as their own experiences in implementing SOE reform. The Hon. Richard Prebble, former Minister for SOEs in New Zealand, shared insights on his experience in implementing one of the most far reaching SOE reform programs ever attempted in the region, a process that brought profound and positive changes to the New Zealand economy.

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