Weak public institutions at the local, regional, and central level, weak public sector management, and corruption in the public and private sectors all restrain economic growth, trade, investment and job creation.
The OECD produces internationally agreed instruments and principles to promote rules of the game in these areas, and it is actively working with African partners to promote these in Africa as well.
Economic growth is essential
The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Officials in International Business Transactions (OECD Anti-Bribery Convention) has captured worldwide attention as the first global instrument to fight corruption in cross-border business deals... (more)
Public Governance and Regional Development
OECD publications, standards and guidelines on good governance are discussed with and applied by African countries, including those on anti-corruption, human resource management, public financial management, regulatory reform, and administrative simplification... (more)
The importance of corporate governance in Africa is recognised by the fact that together with economic and political governance, it is one of the three pillars of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)... (more)