Sweden - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

‌Sweden's Phase 3 Monitoring Report

2012 - This report details Sweden's achievements and challenges in respect to implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, as well as progress made since the Phase 2 evaluation in 2005. 

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Sweden's accession

8 June 1999
Deposit of instrument of ratification

7 August 1999
Entry into force of the Convention

1 July 1999
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2014 Follow-up on Phase 3 report

2012 Phase 3 report

2007 Follow-up on Phase 2 report

2005 Phase 2 report

1999 Phase 1 report

News releases

2019 Sweden must urgently implement reforms to boost fight against foreign bribery

2017 OECD says Swedish progress combatting foreign bribery insufficient to warrant Phase 4 evaluation

2017 Sweden's laws on corporate responsibility for international bribery need urgent reform

2012 Sweden's enforcement of foreign bribery laws far too weak



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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