The Anti-Corruption Network (ACN) is a regional outreach programme of the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

The ACN is open to countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The main counterparts are the national governments and anti-corruption authorities of the participating countries. Civil society, business sector, international organisations and international financial institutions, as well as other countries take an active part in the ACN.

The ACN was established in 1998. Its main objective is to support its member countries in their efforts to prevent and fight corruption. It provides a regional forum for the promotion of anti-corruption activities, exchange of information, elaboration of best practices and donor coordination.The ACN operates through general meetings and conferences, sub-regional initiatives and thematic projects.

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Secretariat - The ACN Secretariat is based at the Anti-Corruption Division of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. The Secretariat is responsible for the development and implementation of the work programme.

Programme of Work - The ACN supports participating countries in their anti-corruption reform efforts, in particular the practical implementation of anti-corruption measures and effective enforcement of anti-corruption laws. The current programme of work was approved at the 14th ACN Steering Group meeting on 9 October 2015. 

2020 Interim Work Plan

2020-2024 Programme of Work Outline  

2016-2019 Programme of Work ENG l RUS

External evaluation of the implementation of the 2016-2019 Programme of Work 

External evaluation of the implementation of the 2013-2015 Programme of Work

Responding to a recommendation in the external evaluation regarding the financial sustainability of ACN, an ACN Fundraising Strategy was developed to ensure that the necessary finding is raised for the effective implementation of the ACN Work Programme for 2016-2019.

ACN Fundraising Strategy ENG l RUS  

ACN Annual Reports

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Steering Group -  The Steering Group is comprised of the National Coordinators from ACN countries, as well as representatives from partner organisations and countries. It guides the Secretariat in the development, implementation and assessment of the ACN programme of work. The Steering Group meetings also provide a platform to debate regional anti-corruption issues, to promote good practice in anti-corruption reforms in the region and to support the implementation of the UNCAC.

Steering Group summary records

23rd Steering Group Meeting, July 2018 English

22nd Steering Group Meeting, September 2017 English

21st Steering Group Meeting, September 2016 English

20th Steering Group Meeting, April 2016 English

19th Steering Group Meeting, October 2015 English

18th Steering Group Meeting, March 2015 English

17th Steering Group Meeting, October 2014 English

16th Steering Group Meeting, April 2014 English | Russian

15th Steering Group Meeting, September 2013 English | Russian

14th Steering Group meeting, December 2012, Paris English l Russian

13th Steering Group meeting, February 2012, Paris English l Russian

12th Steering Group meeting, September 2011, Paris English l Russian

11th Steering Group meeting, December 2010, Paris English l Russian

10th Steering Group meeting, March 2010, Paris English l Russian 



The ACN is open to all countries in Eastern Europe and  Central Asia, including:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

OECD member states, members of the OECD Working Group on Bribery and the other countries participate in ACN activities.

The ACN involves civil society and business community in ACN countries.

International partner organisations

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Council of Europe Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO), the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Transparency International and others.