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The Way Forward for State-Owned Enterprises

October 13, 2023
Marrakech, Morocco
The Way forward for State-Owned Enterprises Annual Meeting event

There is fresh interest in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) now, along with the emergence of less visible forms of state ownership through minority stakes, SOE subsidiaries and the internationalization of SOEs. The scope and nature of state involvement in the production of goods and services requires more attention, especially on how SOEs interact with the rest of the economy, how their presence affects private firms, and how they impact markets, investment, innovation, and growth. This event will be informed by the new World Bank report The Invisible Businesses of the State, providing an opportunity to discuss lessons-learned and the way forward for SOEs in today’s economies.


Pablo Saavedra, Vice President, EFI, World Bank



Mr. Abdel Latif Zaghnoun, DG of Agence Nationale de Gestion Stratégique des Participations de l’Etat of Morocco

Mr. Ato Ahmed Shide, Finance Minister of Ethiopia

Mr. Francis Kariuki, Board Member of the EAC Competition Authority and former CEO of the Competition Authority of Kenya

Mr. Djamshid Kuchkarov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, Oct 13, 2023
  • Time (Marrakech): 10:30 - 11:30 am
  • Time (ET): 5:30 - 6:30 am