Corruption and abuse of public office are a blight on democracies and a drain on public finances. With trust in government flagging in many countries and voter disillusionment on the rise, raising standards of integrity is more important than ever.
Government ministers, business leaders and civil society representatives will discuss issues including the cost to society of corruption, the use of political donations to buy influence, developments in corporate liability for graft, and the role of export controls to counter bribery.
Many of the recent woes and challenges of democracies worldwide have been fueled, at least in part, by corruption and unethical practices.There are no quick fixes or easy remedies, but there are two things that activists and reformers must emphasize: Higher integrity standards and deeper democratization
The OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum is the premium public event on integrity and anti-corruption worldwide, bringing together relevant policy communities as well as the private sector, civil society organisations and academia. The Forum distinguishes itself by several features: