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Open Ownership Principles
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are a critical part of the global economy and play a prominent role in natural resource governance in many countries.
Transparency about how SOEs are owned or controlled is crucial to understanding if they are being run for the benefit of the public. It helps to identify corruption and reputational risks and to meet the broader aims of beneficial ownership reforms.
This guidance explores what information is needed on the corporate governance of SOEs to support transparency efforts. It demonstrates how capturing high-quality structured data on SOE ownership or control structures aids information-checking, as well as helping satisfy Requirement 2.6 of the EITI Standard.
Five main considerations for government implementers are detailed in this technical note:
Building an auditable record of beneficial ownership
Keeping up to date and historic beneficial ownership records underpins any transparency initiative around company ownership and control. This technical guidance sets out the key features to consider to make sure beneficial ownership are easy to access, interpret and check
Published: 22 August 2022