Speeches / Presentations


  • 3-November-2015

    English

    OECD-CADE Seminar on Public Procurement and Collusion: Opening remarks

    Today I want to talk about the particular importance of competition in public procurement. In most countries, this is one of the largest government spending activities, accounting for 4.3 trillion euros in OECD countries alone in 2013. In Brazil, public procurement represents just over a quarter of total government expenditure.

  • 21-September-2015

    English

    Remarks at European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing 2015 Annual Conference

    To tackle these challenges and mitigate their effects, the OECD is working in a wide spectrum of policy areas: anti-bribery, public procurement, lobbying or money laundering. Strengthening the role of internal controls and audit functions is one of our key tools to help combat corruption and fraud.

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  • 26-March-2015

    English

    OECD Integrity Forum: Curbing Corruption – Investing in Growth

    Thank you for joining us at the 3rd OECD Integrity Forum, our anti-corruption platform where policy makers, business, civil society and other stakeholders unite in the fight against corruption. This year we focused on the nexus between corruption and investment. Not a small challenge.

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  • 23-February-2015

    English

    Bringing International Law into the 21st Century

    The OECD has been a successful international standard-setter for over 50 years, and we have developed a wealth of experience and best practice in achieving international cooperation and coordination. But to bring international law into the 21st century we need a global dialogue, a multi-stakeholder debate on the way forward.

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  • 23-January-2015

    English

    World Economic Forum: Press Conference on Anti-Corruption

    The World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge Partnership is a new and important weapon in the international anti-corruption arsenal. The OECD has also made tackling corruption a priority.

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  • 22-January-2015

    English

    Transforming African Economies: Interconnectedness, Investment and Inclusiveness

    Africa has made significant progress in recent years but important challenges to African development remain that we can break down into three linked areas. Let’s call them the “three i’s”: interconnectedness, investment, and inclusiveness.

  • 2-December-2014

    English

    Remarks, Launch of the OECD Foreign Bribery Report

    Corruption is at the very heart of this mistrust. Among those who reported trusting business or government less over the past year, the most frequently given reason was corruption or fraud. We have to step up our efforts to combat corruption and recover public trust.

  • 19-March-2014

    English

    OECD Integrity Forum

    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.

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  • 3-February-2014

    English

    Combating global corruption: More crucial than ever

    Global corruption is one of the greatest challenges of our era: it distorts markets, weakens our governments, raises the costs of doing business, promotes inequalities and erodes our sustainable development efforts, said OECD Secretary-General at Chatham House.

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  • 12-June-2013

    English

    11th Annual International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Conference

    The fight against bribery and corruption demands a collective response. We need to assemble the brightest minds and keep sharing knowledge to combat this curse. Especially now (...) when corruption, coupled with growing inequality, are causing a serious loss of trust in our societies and in the institutions we have built in the last 100 years, said Angel Gurría.

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