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The fight against corruption and to promote integrity touches every domain of policy making. Find out how the global anti-corruption and integrity movement is advancing by clicking on the links below.

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Criminalising bribery

Serious harm results when public officials take bribes, for example, when awarding contracts to foreign businesses in such areas as road construction, water infrastructure, medicines or electricity. In addition to the human suffering caused by inferior products and services, bribery derails the functioning of markets and undermines economic development. The OECD is leading global efforts to fight bribery of foreign public officials in international trade and investment. The keystone in its efforts is the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the work of the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

Illicit trade

The increasingly interconnected global economy provides more opportunities for citizens and businesses, but also for criminal networks engaged in illicit markets, such as counterfeits, trafficking in persons, wildlife, narcotics and excise goods. The effects of illicit trade are felt not only in lost government revenue, but also across multiple legitimate business sectors, and by citizens exposed to sub-standard and dangerous products. Strengthening integrity in customs can combat illicit trade and create significant benefits for the public sector, business, and society.

Lobbying

Although lobbying can be a positive force in democracy, it can also be a mechanism for powerful groups to influence laws and regulations at the expense of the public interest. This may result in undue influence, unfair competition and policy capture, to the detriment of effective policymaking. Transparency and integrity in the decision-making process are crucial to safeguard the public interest. The OECD Recommendation on Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying provides guidance on how to foster transparency and integrity in lobbying practices.