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The economic crisis that started in 2007 gave rise to a crisis of legitimacy and a widespread collapse of trust in markets, in firms, and in the governance of our economies. We need to build up that trust again and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention are essential tools for fighting bribery and promoting responsible corporate behaviour.
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This brochure describes the multiple domains where the OECD is engaged in fighting corruption and boosting integrity. It relates how the CleanGovBiz initiative is drawing together for the first time these anti-corruption tools under a single umbrella.
Can I afford to heat my home this winter? Find a job and feed my family? Get treatment if I am sick? Will there be a decent education for my children, and an adequate pension for me? These questions affect us all, but in an interdependent globalised world, who is responsible for solving them?
Hungary’s law banning bribery of foreign public officials is relatively good on paper but lacks effective application, according to a new OECD report. Hungary must strengthen detection and prosecution of individuals and companies involved in foreign bribery.
The United Kingdom has significantly boosted its foreign bribery enforcement efforts but needs to be more transparent when resolving cases.
Bribery of public officials is harmful to good governance, economic development and competitive conditions. Confiscation and recovery of the proceeds derived from foreign bribery are key elements in the international framework to fight corruption of public officials.
We have made some incredible progress from a time when bribes were considered just part of doing business and companies could claim them back as a tax deduction. But there is still a long way to go. One of our main challenges is ensuring enforcement, said OECD Secretary-General.
Uzbekistan should step up its fight against corruption by bringing its laws into line with international standards and boosting integrity in the public sector, according to a new report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP).
Узбекистану следует принять более активные меры против коррупции, привести национальное законодательство в соответствие с международными стандартами и усилить меры по обеспечению неподкупности в государственных органах, говориться в новом докладе Стамбульского плана действий против коррупции.
The new Kyrgyz government should meet popular demand to stamp out corruption by improving its laws, reinforcing monitoring and working more closely with civil society, according to a new report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP).