The First Regional Experts’ Meeting of the Joint OECD/AfDB Initiative to Support Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Efforts in Africa took place on 13 – 14 January 2011 in Lilongwe, Malawi, and officially launched the Joint Initiative.
Discussions at the Forum focussed on public debt objectives and the influence of macro-economic policies and financial stability; crisis experiences and lessons from the OECD area and emerging markets (including the measurement of sovereign risk); debt structure and risk metrics; as well as implications of new regulations for public debt management. . This annual forum is held under the aegis of the OECD Working Party on Debt
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This document contains the official text and commentaries of the 1997 Convention, the 2009 Recommendation of the Council for Further Combating Bribery and the 2009 Recommendation on the Tax Deductibility of Bribes to Foreign Public Officials.
The Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable was established in April 2000. Roundtable participants come from countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Bid rigging costs governments and taxpayers billions of dollars every year. In 2011, the OECD will for the first time directly assist a member country, Mexico, as it implements tighter public procurement processes.
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This report was approved and adopted by the Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions on 16 December 2010.
Iceland must do more to ensure its law enforcement authorities are coordinated and adequately resourced to investigate and prosecute economic and financial crime, including foreign bribery, says the OECD in a new report.
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This report was approved and adopted by the Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions on 15 December 2010.
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The OECD/IOPS Good Practices for Pension Funds’ Risk Management Systems aim to outline the main features of risk management systems which pension funds employ. They cover the role of management in the risk management process, look in more detail at investment risk, funding risk and operational risk (including outsourcing) control, and the risk management mechanisms which might be in place (including monitoring and reporting). The
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Representatives of the financial services sector met in October 2010 to discuss sovereign debt challenges faced by banking systems and bond markets. This article summarises these discussions which covered the current outlook and risks - including capital flows and global rebalancing, sovereign risks and challenges for the banking sector.