In a report published Tuesday, June 23, Transparency International states that the majority of the world’s leading exporting countries are failing to fully enforce the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention to which they are party. TI’s report shows that only four out of 36 countries evaluated are actively enforcing the Convention, and that there is moderate enforcement in 11 other countries and little to no enforcement in 21 countries.
“When the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention came into force a decade ago it was a historical and much needed leap forward in the fight against corruption worldwide. The rich countries of the world committed to bring their house in order, deal a major blow to supply side corruption and give the fight against poverty worldwide a real chance to succeed,” said Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director at TI. “However, unless the OECD makes it an urgent, high-level priority for all parties to enforce the convention, inaction by some countries will encourage backsliding by others.”
TI evaluated the countries’ enforcement efforts as summarized in the chart below: