Work Stream 4 – Detecting Corruption Risks in Extractives
Under Work Stream 4, to the Policy Dialogue led to the development of a the report Corruption in the Extractive Value Chain: Typology of Risks, Mitigation Measures and Incentives. The Typology was released in April 2016 to provide a toolkit for identifying, assessing and proactively managing corruption risks across the extractives value chain. This includes the process from deciding to extract and the awarding of rights down through revenue collection, management and spending. Not only are risks identified and mapped, but concrete, appropriate and complementary responses are also set out, which can be tailored to fit home and host country governments and extractive companies, raising the incentives to effectively tackle those risks. The complex and specific corruption challenges related to the extraction and trade of natural resources and the management of its associated revenue flows are a source of growing concern across developing, emerging and developed countries. The Typology covers a broad spectrum of inter-connected policy areas, including licencing, procurement, tax issues and public financial management.
This work is intended to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other international processes, including on-going efforts by the G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group to prevent and address corruption in high-risk areas.
|17-18 Nov. 2014||
3rd Meeting of the Policy Dialogue - OECD, Paris
Participants agreed to develop a Typology on Corruption Risks in Extractives with Mitigation Measures and Incentives.
|Jan. - May 2015||1st phase - Series of conference calls with Members of the Multi-Stakeholder Group to produce a first draft of the Typology focusing on identifying conducts at risk and associated corruption schemes (“what”); the parties involved, their roles and interactions (“who”); vehicles and mechanisms commonly used (“how”); as well as the specific factors increasing exposure to corruption risks.|
|29-30 June 2015||
4th Meeting of the Policy Dialogue - OECD, Paris
Presentation and discussion of the zero draft of the Typology.
|July - Dec 2015||
Series of conference calls with Members of the Multi-Stakeholder Group to produce an advanced draft complementing corruption risks identified in the first phase with corresponding mitigation measures and incentives understood as measures that could induce voluntary change in behaviour, by putting a cost on corruption and help make it less attractive.
Consultations with OECD bodies and the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group to finalise the draft
|2-3-4 Dec 2015||
5th Meeting of the Policy Dialogue – OECD, Paris
Final comments on the Typology by participants in the Policy Dialogue.
|Jan – March 2016||
Finalisation of the Typology
|20 April 2016||
Launch of the Typology at the OECD Integrity Forum
Dissemination, uptake by stakeholders and piloting of the Typology in selected countries
The Typology will be adapted to be used as a benchmark tool by stakeholders and integrated into existing methodological tools to carry out sector-specific integrity scans or peer-reviews, such as the African Peer Review Mechanisms.