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Stocktaking of Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Legislation, Policies and Practices in Twenty African Countries
OECD Publishing, September 2012, Pages: 170
Bribery raises serious moral and political concerns, undermines good governance and sustainable economic development, and distorts competition. To attract investment and facilitate economic growth, it is essential that countries address the problem of bribery of public officials in business transactions and take steps to promote business integrity.
This book features the results of a stocktaking exercise of business integrity and anti-bribery policies for 20 countries in Africa. It is the result of a collaborative initative between OECD and the African Development Bank. Countries covered include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Chapter 1. International and African regional initiatives to combat bribery of public officials in business transactions
Chapter 2. Bribery and related offences
Chapter 3. Prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of bribery
Chapter 4. Business integrity
Chapter 5. Participation of civil society and the role of the media
Chapter 6. Recommendations
Annex A. Status of ratifications of OECD anti-bribery convention, African union anti-corruption convention, and UNCAC by the twenty African countries
Annex B. Details on international and African regional initiatives to combat bribery of public officials
Annex C. Criminalisation of bribery and public procurement laws: relevant laws and applicable provisions in the twenty African countries
Annex D. The establishment of specialised anti-corruption agencies and other relevant bodies in the twenty African countries
Annex E. Accounting and auditing standards in the twenty African countries
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