Bribery and corruption

Regional anti-corruption programmes


The OECD and its partners have established specialised websites for many of their regional anti-corruption programmes. These websites provide access to region-specific anti-corruption projects, literature, stakeholders and databases.

ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific

Under the joint leadership of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the OECD, 28 countries and economies of the Asia-Pacific region have committed to fight against corruption by developing and implementing the Anti-Corruption Action Plan for Asia and the Pacific.


Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia supports the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia by providing a regional forum for the promotion of anti-corruption activities, exchange of information, elaboration of best practices and donor coordination.


OECD/AfDB Initiative to Support Business Integrity and Anti-bribery Efforts in Africa

This joint OECD/African Development Bank (AfDB) initiative supports African countries in their fight against bribery of public officials in business transactions and to improve corporate integrity and accountability, while sustaining growth through an environment conducive to attracting investment.


Latin America

The OECD-Latin America Anti-Corruption Programme strengthens implementation and enforcement of international and regional anti-corruption conventions and promotes integrity in the Latin American region. Latin American parties to the Anti-Bribery Convention – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico - play a leading role as a natural bridge between the OECD and the Organization of American States.


Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

The OECD conducts a structured policy dialogue with MENA countries on issues related to corruption and public and private sector integrity within the framework of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development. The Regional Task Force on Responsible Business Conduct promotes responsible business conduct in the MENA region, focusing particularly on fighting corruption, education and employment standards, environment and health.


SIGMA Programme

Sigma, a joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the OECD, supports around 30 countries in the Central and Eastern European and Mediterranean regions by assessing reform progress and identifying priorities for reform; assisting in the process of institution-building and setting up legal frameworks; and facilitating assistance from the EU and other donors by helping to design projects and implement action plans.


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