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OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: Webinar series

To continue sharing knowledge and expertise in today's changing environment, the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum team is launching a series of webinars with speakers from the public, private and civil society sectors.

Relive the webinars by watching the recordings below, and visit the agenda section to learn more about the sessions. 

Anti-corruption and integrity: safeguards for a resilient COVID-19 response and recovery

13 May 2020, 14:00 Paris time

The COVID-19 crisis creates environments that enhance risks for corruption, undue influence and bribery. These factors can put lives at risk, distort markets, divert vital healthcare resources, and further deteriorate trust in government and businesses at a time when it’s needed more than ever. Both short- and long-term corruption and integrity risks can arise in emergency procurement, economic recovery measures, and international business transactions. How can governments and businesses address these risks and maintain the rule of law, public integrity, and business ethics?

Integrity champions of the world, unite! Launch of the OECD Public Integrity Handbook 

20 May 2020, 11:00 Paris time

Corruption hurts all of us. It leads to the wrong public policies, undermining confidence in governments’ ability to serve the public interest. But governments are not standing still: confronted with this reality, many are responding with measures to enhance public integrity. Informed by these good practices, the OECD adopted the Recommendation on Public Integrity in 2017. The Recommendation serves as a roadmap based on thirteen principles to make change happen. Real change however requires clear guidance. The new OECD Public Integrity Handbook responds to this need, providing insights on what integrity looks like and identifying the challenges governments may encounter along the way.

Informed by the Handbook, this webinar invites critical thinking about how to put the public integrity vision into practice.

Emergency measures to protect whistleblowers and promote reporting during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

22 May 2020, 14:00 Paris time

The global health and economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted—in many ways—that the world needs whistleblowers. Around the world, governments, international organisations, companies and NGOs are embarking on massive emergency financing to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and prepare for post-crisis recovery. Given the urgency, essential transparency and accountability measures are being shortcut or postponed. Whistleblowers are one of the only ways that misconduct will be able to be detected early and addressed. Whether it is doctors reporting important medical developments; government employees reporting fraud or embezzlement in vital healthcare procurement; company employees reporting bribery to obtain lucrative deals in medical products or equipment; or citizens reporting misconduct in the granting of key services or economic bailouts, now more than ever, people should be able to speak out without fear for their lives or livelihoods. The most advanced modern whistleblower protection laws allow whistleblowers to report directly to the public or media in cases of danger to public health or safety.

This exclusive OECD webinar looked at what urgent action governments and companies can take to ensure that people report misconduct related to COVID-19 mitigation and response measures, with the tools that they currently have.