Bribery in international business

Stocktaking of Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Legislation, Policies and Practices in Twenty African Countries



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20 September 2012


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This book features the results of a stocktaking exercise of business integrity and anti-bribery policies for 20 countries in Africa. It is the result of a collaborative initiative between the OECD and the African Development Bank.

Countries covered: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.


Executive summary


Chapter 1. International and African regional initiatives to combat bribery of public officials in business transactions

Chapter 2. Bribery and related offences

Chapter 3. Prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of bribery

Chapter 4. Business integrity

Chapter 5. Participation of civil society and the role of the media

Chapter 6. Recommendations

Annex A. Status of ratifications of OECD anti-bribery convention, African Union anti-corruption convention, and UNCAC by the 20 African countries

Annex B. Details on international and African regional initiatives to combat bribery of public officials

Annex C. Criminalisation of bribery and public procurement laws: relevant laws and applicable provisions in the 20 African countries

Annex D. The establishment of specialised anti-corruption agencies and other relevant bodies in the 20 African countries

Annex E. Accounting and auditing standards in the 20 African countries



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