Bribery in international business

OECD launches project to support Uzbekistan’s anti-corruption reforms


29/11/2018: The OECD and the Uzbekistan Government, with the support of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), has launched a project to strengthen Uzbekistan’s capacity to fight corruption and boost its implementation of OECD Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP) recommendations.

The Project was launched at a conference in Tashkent with experts from the United States, Slovenia, Romania and the OECD. A roundtable discussion on promoting integrity in law enforcement as well as  meetings with key stakeholders also took place in the margins.

Speaking at the high-level launch ceremony in Tashkent, alongside Uzbekistan’s Deputy Prosecutor General, Mathilde Mesnard, OECD Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, said: “Corruption is an obstacle to the development and prosperity of many nations around the world today. Uzbekistan has made a crucial start to tackle it. The OECD will support these efforts in collaboration with our partners at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.”

The OECD’s involvement in the 24-month project will focus on developing capacity to successfully investigate and prosecute corruption. The OECD’s guidance and technical assistance aims to contribute to the following results:

  • Selected draft anti-corruption legislation is developed in line with international standards.
  • The capacity of law enforcement to detect, investigate and prosecute corruption is strengthened.
  • Awareness of ethics, conflict of interests and other integrity issues is increased.
  • Anti-corruption policy development, monitoring and coordination capacities at the GPO are increased.
  • Implementation of IAP recommendations is improved.
  • Awareness of academia and their support to progressive anti-corruption reforms is enhanced.


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