Guidelines for multinational enterprises

NEPAD/OECD Conference on Alliances for Integrity – Government and Business Roles in Enhancing African Standards of Living


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7-8 March 2005

Organised in the context of the OECD/NEPAD Investment Initiative, this Conference on Alliances for Integrity – Government and Business Roles in Enhancing African Standards of Living was jointly organised by the OECD, NEPAD, the UN Global Compact and Transparency International and took place on 7-8 March 2005 at the UN Economic Commission for Africa facilities, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The conference gathered representatives of private companies, senior government officials from OECD and NEPAD countries and representatives of international organisations and of the civil society. The discussions focused on two topics, namely: 

  • The emerging integrity framework for Africa; and
  • The business perspectives on integrity and transparency in the African context.

The conference provided inputs to the further exploration of what the OECD, UN and African Union transparency instruments mean for improving the African investment climate and raising the well-being of its people. 

Conference documentation

  • Summary Report
  • Background and Objectives
  • Draft agenda
  • Issues for discussion
  • Speech by Lemma Argaw, Ethiopian Auditor General
  • Integrity Environment and Investment Promotion: The Case of Tanzania, Samuel Sitta
  • Presentation by De Beers, Rory More O'Ferrall
  • Collective Action in the Fight Against Corruption: The Case of Nigeria, Soji Apampa
  • The role of governance and transparency in achieving the development goals for Africa, Robert Okello
  • Transparency and Integrity in the MDG Quality of Life Goals, Bunmi Oni
  • Changing Corporate Culture and Behaviour: A Global Strategy for Business Integrity, Rainer Geiger

Reference material

Conference organisers



Ms. Kathryn Gordon

Senior Economist

Investment Division

Directorate for Finance and Enterprise Affairs

E-mail: [email protected]


UN Global Compact


Birgit Errath
Global Compact Office
United Nations
E-mail: [email protected]


Transparency International


Dr. Muzong W. Kodi
E-mail: [email protected]



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