Bribery and corruption

United States - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

‌United States Phase 4 Monitoring Report

17/11/2020 - This report details the United States' 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 2010. 

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United States' accession

8 December 1999
Deposit of instrument of ratification

15 February 1999
Entry into force of the Convention

Monitoring and peer review history

2022 Phase 4 Two-year Written Follow-up Report

2020 Phase 4 Report | en français

2012 Phase 3 Two-year Written Follow-up Report

News releases

2020 With its strong enforcement record, the United States confirms its leading role in the fight against transnational corruption

2010 OECD recognises anti-bribery enforcement and recommends enhancements 


Submissions by the private sector and civil society

When launching a new evaluation, the OECD publishes a call for written submissions on the evaluated country. Any submissions/reports received from interested parties are shared with the Working Group on Bribery, used to inform the evaluation process, and subsequently published on the OECD website, subject to agreement from the evaluated country. 

2020 Coalition for Integrity: Evaluation of United States' Foreign Bribery Enforcement

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

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

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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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