Fair Market Conditions for Competitiveness
In the Adriatic region, businesses continue to identify high levels of corruption and a lack of transparency as key constraints to the economies’ growth and competitiveness. To enhance competitiveness and integrity, the OECD set up the Fair Market Conditions for Competitiveness Project in three pilot countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. Gathering government officials, business representatives, civil society and academia, the Project aims to addresses country-specific challenges through Collective Action and international best practices.
Since its launch in 2019, the Project has grown to encompass four additional OECD partner countries beyond the region – Algeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Uzbekistan.
Through this project the OECD seeks to:
• Raise awareness about OECD standards and good practices of anti-corruption, integrity and fair competition for competitiveness with governments, business and civil society
• Build capacity and foster the implementation of concrete OECD recommendations with regard to the transparency and efficiency of anti-corruption and competition authorities
• Promote the latest knowledge on international standards and practices in the area of anti-corruption and integrity for competitiveness in academic curricula
• Encourage the introduction of anti-corruption mechanisms such as the High-level Reporting Mechanism and the Business Ombudsman
The Project is funded by the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
As one of the Project’s key output, the Country Profiles outline the legal and policy frameworks, achievements and challenges to a level playing field in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. They build on extensive OECD data and analysis and propose tailor-made policy recommendations in the areas of anti-corruption, competition and SOE policy.
Policy Briefing Notes
This series aims to raise awareness of OECD tools and practices and offer guidance to improve competition and tackle corruption in the region with a focus on policy areas identified by the Project stakeholders as priority for reform.
Manuals for Policy Makers
The manuals are designed to help policy makers navigate the extensive analysis and policy advice produced as part of the Project. They summarise the main recommendations for each country and point towards more detailed sources and guidance to advance with reform implementation and monitoring.
Business sector Manuals
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