In 2023, the OECD Working Group on Bribery launches its third phase of monitoring the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Lithuania.
Call for written submissions
To assist this evaluation process, the OECD calls for interested parties to provide written submissions on Lithuania's efforts to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and fight the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. All submissions received will be shared with the OECD Working Group on Bribery and used to inform the evaluation process, including the on-site visit. The OECD will publish these submissions on its website only with the evaluated country’s agreement.
Email your submission by 11 April 2023 with your complete contact information to Mariana.CECILLON@oecd.org.
Participation in on-site visit
During the week of 19-23 June 2023, an evaluation team representing the OECD Working Group on Bribery will visit Vilnius, Lithuania. The team is made up of experts from two OECD WGB countries plus staff from the OECD Secretariat. The OECD Working Group on Bribery calls for interested parties from the private sector, civil society, academia, media, and others to express interest in participating in the on-site visit.
On-site visits by the evaluation team are an effective way to obtain information on a country’s implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention, including levels of enforcement of the foreign bribery offence. Each on-site visit includes panels with non-government representatives to obtain their views on awareness, implementation, and enforcement.
Email your request to participate by 12 May 2023 with your complete contact information to Mariana.CECILLON@oecd.org.
The OECD Secretariat will share these requests with the Lithuanian authorities. It will remain at the authorities’ discretion which parties are invited to participate in the on-site visit, and whether or not government representatives remain present throughout these sessions.
Profile of private sector and civil society participants:
- Companies (including SMEs)
- Trade Unions
Expression of interest to participate in on-site visit: 12 May 2023
On-site visit to Lithuania: 19-23 June 2023
Phase 3 Report discussed by the OECD Working Group on Bribery: 5-8 December 2023