Infographics | 1 December 2016 | Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Reforming State-Owned Enterprises

about psdi

PSDI works with Pacific governments to improve the performance of state-owned enterprises.

When state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are inefficient, they drain limited public funds and act as a drag on economic growth. SOEs are businesses majority owned by governments. SOEs generally provide utilities, infrastructure, and banking services, and absorb a substantial amount of public investment on which they provide low returns. PSDI works with Pacific governments so that SOEs provide better services and generate a positive return on government investment.

This booklet is part of a series of three-page infographic brochures that provide an overview of the context, aims, and achievements of PSDI. One brochure profiles PSDI overall, while the others explain the support PSDI provides under four of its focus areas: business law reformeconomic empowerment of womenfinancing growth, and state-owned enterprise reform.