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Senior Public Management Specialist (State Owned Enterprise Reform), Asian Development Bank
David Robinett supports and coordinates ADB’s work with state-owned enterprises. Prior to ADB, he worked at the World Bank and IFC. He began his professional career in 2001 at the OECD and has worked on corporate governance and state-owned enterprise policy in countries around the world. He also authored a number of publications, including Held by the Visible Hand: The Challenge of State-Owned Enterprise Corporate Governance for Emerging Markets. He has a PhD from George Washington University.
Strengthening governance, building institutional capacity, and weeding out corruption are essential for effective privatization.
Enhancing public asset management can help governments overcome the fiscal challenges brought by COVID-19.