Bulgaria - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

‌Bulgaria's Phase 4 Monitoring Report

22/10/2021 - This report details Bulgaria's achievements and challenges with 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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Bulgaria's accession

22 December 1998
Deposit of instrument of ratification

20 February 1999
Entry into force of the Convention

29 January 1999
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2023 Phase 4 follow-up report

2021 Phase 4 report 

2013 Phase 3 follow-up report 

2011 Phase 3 report

2006 Phase 2 follow-up report

2003 Phase 2 report

1999 Phase 1 report

News releases

2021 Bulgaria should step up efforts to detect and enforce its foreign bribery offences, says OECD

2011 Bulgaria should boost efforts to fight bribery in international business deals


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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