Bribery and corruption

OECD Latin America and Caribbean Anti-Corruption Initiative


21/12/2022 - Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean underscore the importance of corporate liability and international co-operation in the fight against corruption to strengthen enforcement in the region.

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The OECD-Latin America and Caribbean Anti-Corruption Initiative was established in 2007, with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS), to promote the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the region and strengthen the Convention's implementation. The Initiative provides a platform for countries from the region to compare experiences, share best practices, and discuss challenges in the fight against corruption.



The OECD Latin America and Caribbean Anti-Corruption Initiative, with the Organisation of American States (OAS) and OECD Working Group on Bribery countries from the region (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru), strengthens the implementation and enforcement of international and regional anti-corruption conventions in Latin America, including the 1996 Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (IACAC or OAS Convention), and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), as well as the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Activities of the Initiative 

The Initiative's aims are achieved through periodic meetings, hosted by countries from the region, which bring together representatives from a wide range of ministries, government agencies, non-government organisations, and the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean and beyond. The meetings mix broad awareness-raising events with technical workshops and seminars and involve experts from the OECD Secretariat and members of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. The Initiative also seeks to develop a dialogue and collaboration with the business community on the prevention of corruption in international transactions and the adoption of internal prevention mechanisms in companies.  



Alejandra Tadeu, Legal Analyst, OECD Anti-Corruption Division


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