Corruption has a significant negative impact on economic growth, trade and development. To facilitate cooperation in raising the standards of transparency and accountability as well as contributing to the global fight against corruption, the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) was established in 2010. The OECD has been an active partner of the ACWG, supporting G20 ACWG commitments, including fighting foreign bribery, to promote public and private sector integrity, and to engage with the private sector and civil society.

Strengthening the Fight Against Bribery and Corruption

The OECD actively supports G20 ACWG members’ efforts to ensure G20 countries lead by example in the fight against bribery and corruption, in close collaboration with the OECD’s partner international organisations. Leveraging the OECD’s experience and expertise as a global anti-corruption and integrity standard-setter, the Organisation supports the ACWG in addressing the challenges of fighting bribery and corruption. This includes supporting G20 countries’ adherence to and effective implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, as well as providing the evidence base for ACWG efforts to strengthen legal and regulatory frameworks, international cooperation, and law enforcement capacity in the fight against corruption.


Promoting Integrity and Transparency in the Public and Private Sectors

Fighting global corruption equally requires effective measures to promote the integrity and transparency of the public and private sectors. Since 2010, the OECD has also provided the evidence base for ACWG efforts to develop and promote the implementation of preventive measures, including transparency, codes of conduct, and awareness-raising efforts for both the public and private sector. OECD support to the ACWG includes promoting integrity of public procurement and customs, budget transparency and integrity of the public administration; and lending the OECD’s convening power to bring together the private sector and civil society to work together to combat corruption and to promote integrity.