Guidance Note on State-Owned Enterprise Reform in Sovereign Projects and Programs

Publication | February 2021

This publication provides guidance to support efforts to reform state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in developing Asia.

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Under Strategy 2030, ADB is committed to SOE reform in its developing member countries (DMCs). The publication reviews the significance of SOEs in Asia and the Pacific, the role of SOE reform in ADB’s strategy, and related requirements for sovereign projects. SOE challenges are also assessed with a focus on projects, policy-based loans (PBLs), and sector programs.

Although the publication is designed to guide ADB staff in their work with SOEs through sovereign projects, PBLs, and technical assistance, it may also be of use to DMC officials and SOE boards and management.


  • Introduction
  • What Are State-Owned Enterprises?
  • ADB’s Strategy for State-Owned Enterprises
  • Challenges and Reforms for State-Owned Enterprises
  • ADB Investment Projects with State-Owned Enterprises
  • ADB Policy-Based and Programmatic Lending
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Strategy 2030
  • Governance and public sector management
  • State-owned enterprises
  • 32
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM210070
  • 978-92-9262-118-6 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-119-3 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-120-9 (ebook)

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