Bribery in international business

Business Integrity in the Middle East and North Africa



24 January 2022, Online

This project, funded by Siemens, aims to support the efforts of Algeria in the areas of anti-corruption and fair competition through the promotion of international standards and the adoption of a multi-stakeholder approach. Activities will focus on the creation of a Collective Action community that involves all relevant actors, including the private sector, academia and civil society representatives. This dialogue platform should facilitate the development of coalitions against corruption to strengthen business integrity in strategic economic sectors particularly exposed to corruption risks. Furthermore, the OECD will provide targeted and actionable policy recommendations to policymakers to enhance the institutional framework and to strengthen capacities of enforcement agencies.

Several objectives will guide the implementation of the project:

  • Raise awareness about OECD standards and good practices of anti-corruption, integrity and fair competition for competitiveness with governments, business and civil society;
  • Build capacity and foster the implementation of concrete policy recommendations with regard to the transparency and efficiency of anti-corruption and competition authorities;
  • Promote the latest knowledge on international standards and practices in the area of anti-corruption and integrity for competitiveness in academic curricula;
  • Promote High Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM).


Policy Insights cover

 Corruption is a world-wide challenge with complex social, political and economic dimensions. In the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA), a number of countries have made the fight against corruption a priority by passing laws and adopting strategies to combat corruption. However, progress in eliminating this problem has been limited and corruption still stands as a major obstacle for doing business in the region.

Integrity is central to the development of competitive and open economies in which growth and opportunities are sustainably and equitably distributed. Strengthening business integrity and fighting corruption will be essential for establishing investors’ confidence and leveling the playing field for doing business.





Download the report: Global Lessons on Collective Action Against Corruption: The Case of Morocco (2020) English | French


About MENA-OECD Business Integrity Network (MOBIN)

The MOBIN is a unique regional platform working to promote business integrity in the region. It brings together regional businesses and public anti-corruption officials to build awareness about the need to fight corruption and develop a culture of integrity by: 


  • Organising meetings and seminars where both private- and public-sector representatives can meet with OECD experts and exchange experiences on how to combat bribery and corruption, and foster integrity. 
  • Inviting key players to participate in important OECD anti-corruption and integrity events like the OECD Global Network of Law Enforcement Practitioners against Transactional Bribery and the annual OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum.
  • Sharing and promoting OECD tools and standards. 
  • Applying the OECD working methods of evidence-based policy dialogue, peer reviews, and mutual learning, in its activities.


Global Lessons on Collective Action Against Corruption - The Case of Morocco (2020)
Morocco: Strengthening Integrity in the Energy,Transportation and Health Sectors (2018)  English | French | Arabic
Diagnostic d'intégrité au Maroc : Mettre en œuvre des politiques d'intégrité pour renforcer la confiance (2018) 
Practices to Strengthen Business Integrity in the MENA Region (2012) Arabic 
Compétitivité et développement du secteur privé: Maroc 2010Chapter on Anti-Corruption 
Egypt Business Climate Development StrategyChapter on Anti-Corruption (2009)

Related Activities

  • Regional training courses: Strengthening integrity in the public and private sector
    Since 2013, he MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme and the IMF Middle East Centre for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait City organise annual week-long capacity-building workshops to share and discuss instruments, methodologies and good practices in support of business integrity.

Related Tools


Annual meeting of the MOBIN, 15 December 2020, Online
Boosting the detection and reporting of corruption in the MENA region: what is at stake?
, 6-9 January 2020, Kuwait
Building integrity in MENA through public-private dialogue: State of play and moving forward, 18-19 March 2019, Paris
Public and Private Sector Alliances in the Fight Against Corruption in GCC and MENA Countries
, 7-10 January 2019, Kuwait
Strengthening Business Integrity in Morocco: International Standards and Collective Actions, 6 December 2018, Rabat
Progress in fighting corruption and bolstering integrity in Morocco, OECD Days, 11 July 2018, Rabat
Institutionalising Public-Private Dialogue to Fight against Corruption in the MENA Region, 29 March 2018, Paris
Strengthening integrity in business - Better detect and fight corruption, Training Course, 8-11 January 2018, Kuwait
Investigating and Prosecuting Corruption in the MENA Region, Training Course, 3-5 January 2017, Kuwait
Business Associations and the Fight against Corruption in the Middle East and North Africa, 29 March 2017, Paris
Enhancing Integrity for Business Development in the Middle East and North Africa,18 April 2016, Paris
Strengthening Integrity in the Public and Private Sectors in the MENA Region: Reforming and enforcing anti-corruption legislation, Training Course, 23-26 November 2015, Kuwait
OECD Integrity Week 2014,17-21 March 2014, Paris
Strengthening Integrity in the Public and Private Sector in the MENA Region: Reforming and enforcing anti-corruption legislation, Training Course, 7-10 April 2014, Kuwait

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