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This ground breaking report seeks to quantify the who, what, when, why and how of transnational bribery. Scheduled for release on 2 December 2014, the OECD Foreign Bribery Report is based on analysis of data emerging from all foreign bribery enforcement actions concluded since the entry into force of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and for the first time ‘measures’ the crime of corruption.
This groundbreaking report is based on analysis of data emerging from all foreign bribery enforcement actions concluded since the entry into force of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 1999. The OECD Foreign Bribery Report will, for the first time, ‘measure’ the crime of transnational corruption. It covers issues such as who is being bribed, where, how bribes are being paid and where bribers are being punished.
Long-term capital is in short supply and has become increasingly so since the 2008 financial crisis. This has profound implications for growth and financial stability. The OECD is exploring these issues in depth.
26-27 November 2014 – Lusaka, Zambia: This meeting will focus on combatting corruption and promoting responsible business conduct in SOEs and will be followed by a workshop on the governance of SOEs operating in the power generation industry. Participants will launch and adopt the Guidelines on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Southern Africa.
Marker systems will be discussed for the first time at the OECD in December 2014. This roundtable will be an open discussion on the purpose of marker systems, the benefits of such systems for enforcement agencies and for leniency applicants, and their principal components. Read more
Entry by generic pharmaceuticals can enhance competition, but innovation should be, at the same time, enhanced by allowing innovators to obtain intellectual property rights on their originator drug. The Competition Committee discussed these issues in June 2014.
Air transport has radically evolved over the last two decades. Liberalisation and deregulation of the sector have facilitated the entry of new firms, which has had a positive impact on competition. The OECD Competition Committee discussed Airline Competition in June 2014.
Intellectual Property and Standard Setting can raise particular competition challenges. The Competition Committee gathered experts to debate the issue in December 2014. See all materials available.
Good competition laws require well-designed institutions to apply them. Given recent trends in changes in institutional design of competition authorities, the Competition Committee will be holding a roundtable in December 2014 to learn more from countries experiences.
Closing remarks made by the OECD Secretary-General during the Paris Club Forum, organised jointly by the Australian Presidency and the Paris Club.