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Monitoring the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Italy and New Zealand: Call for contributions

 

In 2020, the OECD Working Group on Bribery (OECD WBG) launched its fourth phase of monitoring the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Italy and New Zealand.  

 


Call for written submissions

To assist this evaluation process, the OECD calls for interested parties to provide written submissions on Italy and New Zealand's efforts to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and fight the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. All submissions received will be shared with the OECD WGB and used to inform the evaluation process, including the on-site visit. The OECD will publish these submissions on its website only with the evaluated country’s agreement.

For Italy, email your submission by 1 April 2020 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.  

For New Zealand, email your submission by 30 March 2020 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.   

Participation in on-site visit

During the week of 11-15 May 2020, an evaluation team representing the OECD Working Group on Bribery will visit Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. On 29 June - 2 July 2020, an evaluation team representing the OECD WGB will visit Rome and Milan, Italy. The teams are made up of experts from two OECD WGB countries plus OECD Secretariat staff. The OECD WGB calls for interested parties from the private sector, civil society, academia, media, and others to express interest in participating in the on-site visit.

On-site visits by the evaluation team are an effective way to obtain information on a country’s implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention, including levels of enforcement of the foreign bribery offence. Each on-site visit includes panels with non-government representatives to obtain their views on awareness, implementation, and enforcement.

For the on-site visit to Italy, email your request to participate by 1 May 2020 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.

For the on-site visit to New Zealand, email your request to participate by 30 March 2020 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.

The OECD Secretariat will share these requests with the relevant authorities of the evaluated country. It will remain at the authorities’ discretion which parties are invited to participate in the on-site visit, and whether or not government representatives remain present throughout these sessions.

 

Possible profile of private sector and civil society participants:

-       Companies (including SMEs)

-       NGOs

-       Trade Unions

-       Media

-       Academia

 

Key Dates

Italy

Written submissions on Italy: 1 April 2020

Expression of interest to participate in the on-site visit of Italy: 1 May 2020

On-site visit to Italy: 29 June - 2 July

Phase 4 Report discussed by the OECD Working Group on Bribery: 8 - 11 December 2020

New Zealand

Written submissions on New Zealand: 30 March 2020

Expression of interest to participate in the on-site visit of New Zealand: 30 March 2020

On-site visit to New Zealand: 11-15 May

Phase 4 Report discussed by the OECD Working Group on Bribery: 13-16 October 2020

L‌inks

Phase 4 country monitoring

 

Phase 4 : Guide d'évaluation

 

OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

 

OECD Working Group on Bribery

 

Country monitoring principles

 

OECD Anti-Bribery Ministerial Meeting

 

Monitoring guide

 

Monitoring schedule 2016-2024

 

Monitoring reports by country

 

 

 

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