Georgia has significantly reduced its levels of corruption over the past four years. Reforms should continue to strengthen the Anti-Corruption Interagency Council and improve judicial integrity. These are among the findings of a new report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP) adopted on 31 March.
The IAP is an initiative launched in 2003 to support anti-corruption reform efforts in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan as part of the OECD Working Group on Bribery outreach work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
To ensure Georgia’s anti-corruption reforms are sustainable and institutions held accountable, the IAP recommended that Georgia:
Georgia is one of the first countries in the region to establish legislation that holds Georgian companies criminally liable for bribery.
The report also commended Georgia on:
The full report and recommendations on Georgia are available here.
Georgia’s efforts to implement the recommendations included in the IAP report will continue to be monitored. IAP is a key sub-regional initiative of the OECD Working Group on Bribery regional initiative Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
For further information, you can contact Ms. Inese Gaika at the OECD’s Anti-Corruption Division at + (33) 1 45 24 13 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org.