Dear COP Core Members,
As some of you are already aware of, we have organized an SOE Corporate Governance Conference in Turkey. On June 10, 2014, representatives of a number of public sector agencies and state-owned enterprises in Turkey gathered at the Conference on Corporate Governance Practices in State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The event, funded by the ECA PFM TF, was jointly organized by the Undersecretariat of Treasury and the World Bank Ankara Office. The Conference featured a number of distinguished guests and speakers from a variety of countries, including Finland, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and Pakistan whom all shared good practices and lessons learned in the sphere of SOE governance. In the opening remarks, Mr. İbrahim Canakci,Undersecretary of Treasury, called for reforms in the area of state-owned enterprise governance, while Martin Raiser, Country Director, underlined the importance of improved SOE performance in enhancing the delivery of key public services that are vital for growth and sustained development.
We have prepared a Featured Story that has been posted both in ECA WEb page and WB Turkey website. You can reach the feature story, openning remarks, presentations and a short video of the event from this link.