21 December 2016
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A multi-stakeholder global dialogue, the Forum will debate and shape strategies in order to shield policy-making from undue influence and corruption, thus securing sustainable economic growth. Policy communities, the private sector, civil society organisations and academia will come together to discuss the key role integrity plays in society today and how to develop a more inclusive policy-making process for sustainable economic growth. Click here to register. 
 
Corporate liability for foreign bribery 
The liability of legal persons is a key feature of the emerging legal infrastructure for the global economy. Without it, governments face a losing battle in the fight against foreign bribery and other complex economic crimes. This stocktaking report presents a chronology and a “mapping” of the features of the systems for liability of legal persons found in the 41 Parties to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
OECD guidance aims to reduce corruption in aid sector
New international guidance on fighting corruption in the development sector calls on countries to create or improve systems for avoiding and responding to corrupt practices in the management and delivery of aid by development agencies and private firms. These systems should include codes of ethics, whistleblowing mechanisms, financial controls and sanctions for misconduct, among other elements.
Read the Recommendation and full press release
OECD Insights Blog :  The Economy of Influence: Integrity for Inclusive Growth
Integrity can significantly boost inclusive growth and sustainable development, by assuring fair and efficient resource allocation, stimulating competition and investment, and fostering innovation. Curbing bribery of public officials and promoting responsible business conduct is important to create a level playing field for companies...read full blog article.
Open Government: The Global Context and the Way Forward
Based on the 2015 Survey on Open Government and Citizen Participation in the Policy Cycle, this report provides an in-depth, evidence-based analysis of open government initiatives and the challenges countries face in implementing and co-ordinating them.  
OECD and AfDB launch powerful tool to help African companies prevent bribery
The Anti-Bribery Policy and Compliance Guidance for African Companies is a practical, concise guide to help African companies set up measures to stop the supply side of bribes to public officials in business transactions and support both the public and private sectors in their efforts to prevent bribery.
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Call for papers - New ideas, evidence & insights 
Call for papers on integrity, anti-corruption and inclusive growth for the 2017 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Deadline for submissions - 31 December 2016
Read and answer the call for papers.
 
New specialty course on VAT/GST Fraud available in 2017
Due to the success of the first Specialty Programme on VAT/GST, the International Tax Academy will offer it again in October 2017, along with a second Specialty Programme on Asset Recovery: Freezing and Seizing Assets. More information
Upcoming events
December

09, Paris - Roundtable on Corporate Liability for Foreign Bribery

19, Paris - Roundtable on 40 years of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Just Published
Trafficking in Persons and Corruption
09 December - This report explores the link between trafficking in persons and corruption. Although many countries have taken considerable steps to combat trafficking in persons, these have not comprehensively focused on the fundamental role that corruption plays in the trafficking process.
Enforcing the Anti-Bribery Convention
22 November - The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention is a legally binding international agreement. Parties to the Convention agree to establish the bribery of foreign public officials as a criminal offence under their laws and to investigate, prosecute and sanction this offence. This report provides data on enforcement efforts until end-2015.
Supreme Audit Institutions and Good Governance
29 September - This report maps the activities of ten leading Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Africa and the United States. In particular, it looks at how these SAIs assess key stages of the policy cycle as well as resulting policies and programmes.  
 
 
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