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No Longer Business as Usual : Fighting Bribery and Corruption :  Fighting Bribery and Corruption - OECO (Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development)

No Longer Business as Usual : Fighting Bribery and Corruption

Fighting Bribery and Corruption

Paperback Published: 2001
ISBN: 9789264176607
Number Of Pages: 276

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Why has the OECD, along with other members of the international community, mobilized to fight corruption? The answer is simple: corruption respects no borders, knows no economic distinctions and infects all forms of government. In the long run, no county can afford the social, political or economic costs that corruption entails. Not so long ago, bribing public officials in foreign countries to obtain business deals was, if not an acceptable, at least a tolerated business practice in many OECD countries. Today, corruption has moved to the top of global political agenda as its dramatic impact on economic development and its corrosive effect on political stability and democratic political institutions has become increasingly obvious. In the new millennium, the OECD and associated governments, which account for over 75% of trade and investments worldwide, will play by stricter rulers; and The Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions will outlaw the practice of bribing foreign officials, making competition for international business much more fair and open. Bribery in commercial transactions is only part of the problem. A whole arsenal of legal instruments to combat corruption has now been developed to improve ethical standards in the public sector, to end tax deductibility for bribes, to curtail money laundering, and to clean up public procurement practices. The private sector and civil society will continue to play a critical role in making these new rules a reality. This book provides the key elements needed to build and preserve corruption-free institutions, systems, and private enterprises.

Forewordp. 3
Prefacep. 5
Corruption: A Zero Sum Game
The Causes and Consequences of Corruption: Economic Analyses and Lessons Learntp. 11
To Bribe or not to Bribe?p. 29
From Ideal to Reality: Making the New Global Standard Stickp. 51
No More Tax Breaks for Bribesp. 67
Cleaning Up Public Procurementp. 77
A Sea Change in Anti-corruptionp. 93
The Promise and the Reality: Monitoring Compliance with the Conventionp. 101
Prevention as the Best Remedy
Public Sector Ethics: an Infrastructurep. 111
Money Laundering and Corruption: Two Sides of the Same Coinp. 127
Sunshine: the Best Disinfectantp. 137
Globalising the Fight Against Corruption
Sharing Anti-corruption Valuesp. 149
Dealing with Corruption in Developing Countriesp. 159
Society's Gadflies
How International Business Combats Extortion and Bribery: Anti-corruption Efforts by the International Chamber of Commercep. 169
Beyond the 1997 Bribery Convention: The Business and Industry Advisory Committee's Work on Corruptionp. 175
Why Trade Unions have Mobilised Against Corruption: Views of the Trade Union Advisory Committeep. 181
Instilling an Anti-bribery Corporate Culturep. 185
Citizens Against Corruption: Calling Governments to Accountp. 199
Recovering the Rage: Media and Public Opinionp. 215
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. 227
Suggested Further Readingp. 229
Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactionsp. 243
Revised Recommendation of the Council on Combating Bribery in International Business Transactionsp. 257
Recommendation of the Council on the Tax deductibility of Bribes to Foreign Public Officialsp. 265
Recommendation on Anti-corruption Proposals for Aid-Funded Procurementp. 267
Recommendation of the Council on Improving Ethical Conduct in the Public Service Including Principles for Managing Ethics in the Public Servicep. 269
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ISBN: 9789264176607
ISBN-10: 9264176608
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 2001
Publisher: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.44