Bribery and corruption

Germany - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

‌Germany's Phase 4 Monitoring Report

2018 - This report details Germany's achievements and challenges in respect to implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, as well as progress made since the Phase 3 evaluation in 2011. 

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Germany's accession

10 November 1998 
Deposit of instrument of ratification

15 February 1999
Entry into force of the Convention

15 February 1999
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2021 Phase 4 Follow-Up report | also available in German

2018 Phase 4 report l also available in German

2013 Follow-up on Phase 3 Report

2011 Phase 3 report | also available in German

2006 Follow-up on Phase 2 report

2003 Phase 2 report

1999 Phase 1 report


News releases

2018 Germany's strong anti-bribery enforcement against individuals needs to be matched by comparably strong enforcement against companies l also available in German

2011 Germany’s strong foreign bribery enforcement should be matched with tougher sanctions             


The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

Full text and related documents

All country reports


OECD Working Group on Bribery 

The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2021 Recommendation and related instruments. The Working Group is made up of representatives from the States Parties to the Convention and meets regularly.

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Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention takes places in successive phases through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system. 

Description of each phase of evaluation



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