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Stocktaking of Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Legislation, Policies and Practices in Twenty African Countries - Product Image

Stocktaking of Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Legislation, Policies and Practices in Twenty African Countries

  • ID: 2245598
  • September 2012
  • Region: Africa
  • 170 Pages
  • OECD Publishing

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.

Executive summary

Introduction

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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