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Business integrity and anti-bribery efforts in Africa: OECD/AfDB Initiative

 

 

OECD/AfDB Initiative to Support Business Integrity and Anti-bribery Efforts in Africa

In December 2008, the OECD and the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a partnership to support African governments in their efforts to fight bribery and corruption. Working with African policymakers, businesses, regional and international organisations, the Joint OECD/AfDB Initiative also aims to boost private-sector competitiveness by promoting standards of corporate integrity and accountability.

 

These policies and standards are grounded in the anti-bribery and anti-corruption provisions of the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, the UN Convention Against Corruption, and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials.


The Initiative's Course of Action

The Joint OECD/AfDB Initiative was officially launched in January 2011 with the adoption of the Anti-Bribery and Business Integrity Course of Action at the First Regional Experts’ Meeting of the Joint OECD/AfDB Initiative.

 

The Course of Action sets out a number of specific and concrete steps that the countries in the region will endeavour to undertake in their anti-bribery and business integrity efforts, and will serve as the main basis for future work of the Initiative.

 

These steps are based on recommendations made after the completion of a two-year Stocktaking Report of Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Legislation, Policies and Practices in Twenty African Countries. The study's recommendations promote effective anti-bribery and business integrity measures in Africa and take into account best practices within both OECD and developing economies.

 

In 2012, the Initiative is developing a mechanism for the monitoring and implementation of the Course of Action in 2012.

 

Contact us

For more information on the Initiative,  please contact Ms. Sandrine Hannedouche-Leric (Sandrine.HANNEDOUCHE-LERIC@oecd.org) of the OECD Anti-Corruption Division.

 

  

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

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Stocktaking of Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Legislation, Policies and Practices in Twenty African Countries, 2012

 

Anti-Bribery and Business Integrity Course of Action (pdf)

 

First Regional Experts’ Meeting of the Joint OECD/AfDB Initiative

 

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

 

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials

 

UN Convention Against Corruption

 

African Development Bank (AfDB)

  Permanent url www.oecd.org/corruption/africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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