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To help governments meet this challenge, the OECD and the World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) released today a new study on the Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery.
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At the Seoul Summit in November 2010, G20 Leaders identified the protection of whistleblowers as one of the high priority areas in their global anticorruption agenda. For that purpose, the Members asked the OECD: To prepare a blue print of the study on best practices for discussion and adoption at the Bali meeting; leading to the preparation of a compendium of best practices and guidelines for legislation on the protection of
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When are horizontal agreements relating to environmental objectives necessary or efficient from a social perspective?When should they be discontinued pursuant to competition concerns? Such agreements can create interesting challenges for competition authorities. On the one hand, they may improve efficiency and consumer welfare, such as by enabling risk sharing and cost savings and by facilitating innovation. On the other hand, they
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Intermediaries fulfil a key role in international business transactions. While many of them perform lawful tasks, many also engage in bribery of foreign public officials. This study, initiated in 2007, focuses on the use of intermediaries in cases of bribery of foreign public officials. It provides a definition of intermediaries and reasons for their use before examining several modus operandi, legal and practical issues, and
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points (NCP) which was held in June 2011. This report reviews NCP activities as well as other implementation activities undertaken by adhering governments over the June 2010 - June 2011 period.
This second meeting of the OECD-hosted working group on gold presented the revised Supplement on Gold and sought feedback and agreed on next steps.
Policy actions proposed in this paper are based on initial OECD research undertaken and are intended to generate debate and discussion. As part of the OECD project “Institutional Investors and Long Term Investment” further research is planned on these topics . Ultimate goal of the project is to provide a set of final policy recommendations to be adopted by governments and interested parties.
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Investment Compact for South East Europe: A decade of partnership for prosperity and stability
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This brochure reviews corporate governance in Asia 12 years after the creation of the Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance. Today, all Asian economies are using the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and the work of the Asian Roundtable as a reference in the development of their regulations, corporate governance codes, listing rules, scorecards and academic work.
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Held in Budapest on 4 November 2011, discussions focused on the results of the first cycle of assessing progress on the elimination of non-tariff barriers based on the Multilateral Monitoring Framework.