Hungary and Japan
Call for written submissions
To assist this evaluation process, the OECD calls for interested parties to provide written submissions on the evaluated countries. All submissions received will be shared with the OECD Working Group on Bribery and used to inform the evaluation process, including the on-site visit. The OECD will publish these submissions on its website only with the evaluated country’s agreement.
The deadline for providing written submissions on Japan is 21st December 2018.
The deadline for providing written submissions on Hungary is 7th January 2019.
Expressions of interest for participation in on-site visits
Two evaluation teams representing the OECD Working Group on Bribery will conduct on-site visits to Hungary and Japan (in January and February 2019) respectively. Each evaluation team is made up of experts from two OECD Working Group on Bribery countries plus staff from the OECD Secretariat. The OECD Working Group on Bribery calls for interested parties from the private sector, civil society, academia, media, and others to provide expressions of interest in participating in these on-site visits.
On-site visits by the evaluation team are an effective way to obtain information on countries’ implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention, including levels of enforcement of the foreign bribery offence. Each on-site visit includes panels with non-government representatives to obtain their views on awareness, implementation, and enforcement.
Japan: The deadline for expressions of interest to participate in the on-site visit to Japan is 21st December 2018.
Hungary: The deadline for expressions of interest to participate in the on-site visit to Hungary is 7th January 2019.
The OECD Secretariat will share these requests with the country under evaluation. It will remain at the countries’ discretion which parties are invited to participate in the on-site visit, and whether or not government representatives remain present throughout these sessions.
Possible profile of private sector and civil society participants:
- Companies (including SMEs)
- Trade Unions
Evaluation of Phase 4 report of Hungary and Japan by the OECD Working Group on Bribery: June 2019.