The Working Group is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation and related instruments.
This edition of Better Policies for Development focuses on illicit financial flows and their detrimental effects on development and growth. Every year, huge sums of money are transferred out of developing countries illegally. The numbers are disputed, but illicit financial flows are often cited as outstripping official development aid and inward investment. These flows strip resources from developing countries that could be used to finance much-needed public services, such as health care and education.
This report defines policy coherence for development as a global tool for creating enabling environments for development in a post-2015 context. It shows that coherent policies in OECD countries in areas such as tax evasion, anti-bribery and money laundering can contribute to reducing illicit financial flows from developing countries. It also provides an update on OECD efforts to develop a monitoring matrix for policy coherence for development, based upon existing OECD indicators of ‘policy effort’. The report also includes contributions from member states. Most illustrate national processes to deal with policy coherence for development beyond 2015.
This review focuses on advancing the performance-management vision of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile with a view to enhance the relevance and positive impact of its work on accountability and decision making within the public administration.
Consultation of the Joint OECD/AfDB Initiative to Support Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Efforts in Africa was held at the OECD Headquarters on 17 April 2014.
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This document presents the schedule for Phase 3 country examinations. These examinations assess how effective countries’ anti-bribery laws are in practice. Updated April 2014.
Latvia has taken an important step on the road to OECD membership by completing the process to become a member of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Latvia will become the 41st Party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on 30 May 2014.
Lessons learnt from implementing the OECD Recommendation on Lobbying.
Corruption undermines trust in policy, it erodes the quality of public administration, and it distorts incentives, taking its toll on investment and growth. Corruption also locks in privilege and inequality, and it can be a factor of oppression. In short, we must stop it, said OECD Secretary-General.
Chile ha adoptado medidas positivas para aplicar la Convención, pero no se ha producido ni una sola sentencia condenatoria en casos de cohecho en el extranjero.
South Africa must take urgent steps to proactively investigate and prosecute foreign bribery. No foreign bribery cases have been prosecuted since South Africa joined the Convention in 2007. The 4 on-going investigations – out of only 10 allegations that have surfaced to date – are also far from reaching the prosecution stage, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.