18 April 2016, OECD Headquarters, Paris
|The MENA-OECD Working Group on Civil Service and Integrity met on 18 April 2016 in Paris, France in the context of the 2016 OECD Integrity Week. Chaired by Morocco, Spain and Turkey, the Working Group brings together policy practitioners from MENA and OECD countries to engage in promoting integrity and preventing corruption. It is the leading network to promote a regional dialogue to exchange best practices in the area of civil service reform for integrity, innovative anti-corruption policies and institutions.|
Building on a decade-long experience and aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, the MENA-OECD Governance Programme received a new mandate for 2016-2020 to leverage the power of the regional networks and provide implementation assistance in critical areas such as integrity and fighting corruption. Delivering on the new mandate, this Working Group meeting focused on the key elements for a regional report on internal control and risk management as levers to enhance integrity and tackle corruption in the Middle East and North Africa.
The meeting was opened by OECD Deputy Secretary General Douglas FRANTZ and the two-Co-Chairs of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development:
It was attended by control, audit and anti-corruption policy-makers and experts from MENA and OECD countries, as well as representatives of partner organisations, such as UNDP’s Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET).