Public Sector Management: Lessons from State-Owned Enterprise Reforms in Kiribati and Tuvalu

Publication | December 2012

The efficiency and effectiveness of a country's public sector is vital to its development. Assisting developing countries in strengthening their institutions, improving public financial management and putting in place good governing systems are strategic priorities for the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Technical assistance for state-owned enterprise (SOE) reform has been provided in all 14 Pacific developing member countries of the ADB, creating a unique body of knowledge about successful reform strategies.

This paper highlights the importance of SOE reforms for economic growth, and lists lessons learned from SOE reforms in Kiribati and Tuvalu.