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  • 29-March-2018

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    Call for candidates: OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct seeks a new Chair

    29/03/2018 - The OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct is seeking candidates for a new Chairs to assist in implementing and promoting the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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  • 22-March-2018

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    Poland must make urgent legislative reforms to combat foreign bribery

    Poland must make urgent progress on carrying out key recommendations of the OECD Working Group on Bribery that remain unimplemented, more than four years after its Phase 3 evaluation in June 2013.

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  • 21-February-2018

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    Small business access to alternative finance increasing as new bank lending declines

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly turning to alternative sources of financing, while new bank lending is declining in a number of countries. Many SMEs remain over-reliant on bank credit, however, and the take-up of instruments other than straight debt varies greatly from one country to another, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 16-February-2018

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    OECD and FAO call for responsible investment in agriculture

    16 February 2018 - OECD and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a pilot project in Paris today to kick-start the practical application of the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains with 30 leading enterprises.

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  • 30-January-2018

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    China and the OECD partner to promote responsible business in global textile and apparel supply chains

    30/01/2018 - The China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) and the OECD today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that sets out their commitment to intensify co-operation to promote responsible business in global textile and apparel supply chains.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Australia takes major steps to combat foreign bribery, but OECD wants to see more enforcement

    Australia has stepped up its enforcement of foreign bribery since 2012, when the OECD Working Group on Bribery last evaluated Australia’s implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, with seven convictions in two cases and 19 ongoing investigations.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    OECD says Swedish progress combatting foreign bribery insufficient to warrant Phase 4 evaluation

    The next review of Sweden’s implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, which was scheduled for October 2018, has been delayed until 2019. This is due to the fact that Sweden has not yet enacted legislation to urgently address remaining recommendations to reform its laws on corporate liability for the bribery of foreign public officials.

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  • 18-December-2017

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    Lithuania has made significant legislative reforms to fight foreign bribery and should now ensure effective anti-bribery enforcement

    Lithuania has taken significant steps to strengthen its legislative framework to combat foreign bribery. Yet further efforts are needed to ensure effective enforcement of anti-bribery laws with regard to corporate liability and imposing sanctions for foreign bribery, including confiscation, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

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  • 6-December-2017

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    Tajikistan must ensure anti-corruption measures lead to concrete actions

    Measures taken by the government of Tajikistan to address corruption have not produced tangible improvements for its citizens. Corruption remains a key problem together with poverty, and has to be addressed by meaningful actions, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 26-October-2017

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    Ukraine should boost anti-corruption reforms to meet the demands of citizens

    Ukraine has achieved remarkable progress on anti-corruption reforms since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity. Despite these major achievements, there is a serious risk of backsliding on reforms, according to a new OECD report.

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