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One of the most basic legal principles is that crime should not pay. Yet this report shows that, in many jurisdictions with weak sanctions, foreign bribery may be an attractive investment. It shows, in particular, that a company would still be willing to "invest" in a foreign bribery scheme even if it knew in advance that it would be caught and fined at the end of the bribery scenario.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in South Africa.
Corruption creates major impediments to inclusive growth and productivity. This paper outlines the OECD’s role in fighting corruption and promoting integrity. It also explains its new strategy for public integrity which provides a guide for a comprehensive and coherent Integrity System.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Chile.
The Secretary-General spoke at the Anti-Corruption Summit, hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron. He also met with leaders attending the event and signed a memorandum of understanding with Italian National Anti-Corruption Authority.
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The OECD has an arsenal of legal instruments and recommendations to fight corruption by criminalising bribery in international business, promoting responsible business conduct, protecting whistleblowers and insisting on integrity and transparency in public procurement processes, among others.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Transactions has repeatedly over 15 years urged Argentina to strengthen its efforts to fight corruption and foreign bribery. During that time, the Working Group has recommended that Argentina change its laws to hold companies liable for corruption and to extend jurisdiction to Argentines who commit foreign bribery overseas.
A high-level Working Group mission will visit Buenos Aires on 26-27 April 2016 and meet senior Argentine government officials.
21 April 2016, Paris: The OECD will host a High-Level Meeting on boosting the impact of anti-corruption reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
19 April 2016, OECD Integrity Forum: SOEs make up a large proportion of many of the world’s fastest-growing economies. This session will look at how SOEs can strengthen their internal controls, ethics, risk management and compliance programmes to prevent corruption, as recommended by the recently revised OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises.