THE 2014 GLOBAL FORUM ADDRESSED FIGHTING CORRUPTION AND PROMOTING COMPETITION
Three years after discussing Collusion and Corruption in Public Procurement at their 2011 meeting, participants at the 2014 Global Forum on Competition discussed how anti-competitive behaviour and corruption interact through the corruption of business licensing processes or other types of regulation to restrict entry. More general links between corruption and anti-competitive behaviour were addressed such as public and judicial attitudes to these two abuses, as well as the links between institutions engaged in fighting them.
Participants shared relevant cases from their own jurisdictions and also any formal or informal agreements with anti-corruption institutions.
Isses discussed included:
- How do we define corruption?
- What factors favour the emergence or persistence of corruption?
- What are the policy levers to limit or eradicate corruption?
- How does the development of a competition policy help in the fight against corruption?
Four experts and the Forum keynote speaker, Ms Obiageli Ezekwesili (co-founder or Transparency International) interacted with participants during this discussion.
Angel Gurría talks about the fight against corruption at the Chatham House Conference on Combating Global Corruption on 3 Feb 2014. Access the video and transcript.
Guidelines for fighting bid rigging in public procurement
Collusion and corruption in public procurement (2011, pdf)
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