Business Integrity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ENGLISH)
As part of the OECD Business Integrity Roundtable Series, this Roundtable will explore trends and good practices in the region, the role of ombudsman offices, as well as future activities, including ongoing monitoring by the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN) and a joint capacity-building project in the region with ACN and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Non-judicial mechanisms for remedying solicitation, bribery and corruption
In recent years, a number of non-judicial mechanisms have appeared to provide redress when issues of solicitation, corruption, or other irregularities threaten business integrity. The network of National Contact Points established by OECD and non-OECD countries in connection with OECD MNE Guidelines have fielded approximately 40 specific instances involving allegations of bribery or corruption since 2000. In addition, countries have created Ombudsmen or as well as High-Level Reporting Mechanisms to provide avenues for redress. This event will bring together prominent speakers from OECD and non-member countries, both from the private and public sectors to explore these developments and consider the following questions:
- When and where are non-judicial mechanisms useful to address corruption challenges?
- What advantages and disadvantages do the various mechanisms have in terms of their composition, jurisdiction, powers, and independence?
- What lessons can we learn to better design and use these mechanisms to improve the business climate and to promote business integrity?