Retaliation against whistleblowers during the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the critical role whistleblower protection plays in the fight against bribery and corruption. OECD's Leah Ambler and Apostolos Zampounidis argue that emergency measures should be taken to protect whistleblowers and promote reporting during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
It is one thing to impose social distancing measures – but how do you ensure they are followed, and how do you know whether the approach is working? Florentin Blanc, OECD, and Maria De Benedetto, Roma Tre University, take a first glance at different approaches and possible sources of data. The current Coronavirus pandemic is … Continue reading Enforcing social distancing – assessing what works and what doesn’t
With the COVID-19 pandemic provoking a global health and economic emergency, the OECD’s Dorothy Lovell looks at how OECD guidance on responsible business conduct can help governments and business address the impacts of COVID-19 in a way that mitigates harm to workers and supply chains in the garment sector.
The COVID-19 pandemic is posing many challenges for the economy and public financial management systems. Yasemin Hurcan, Fatos Koc and Emre Balibek talk about how "cash buffers" can help governments mitigate short-term liquidity needs.
With the COVID-19 pandemic putting enormous strain on financial markets, a new OECD report shows how the structure of markets has changed since the last crisis and where new fragilities lie.
Blog by Cecilia Emilsson, OECD Digital Government and Data Unit, Public Governance Directorate, OECD Open Data has a big impact on our lives. Imagine your daily routine without being able to use apps like CityMapper for the smartest commuting route, or make informed food purchases with platforms like Open Food Facts. The release of air … Continue reading Harnessing Collective Intelligence with Open Data
OECD's Hannah Koep-Andrieu reports back from the DR Congo’s Copperbelt on due diligence efforts to improve conditions in cobalt and copper supply chains
Sara Court, Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), writes about efforts to protect consumers’ interests in digital markets without stifling innovation in advance of the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day.
The active development of institutions that protect the rights of entrepreneurs began in the 90s in the European Union, United States and Australia. Only recently have similar institutions been established in the post-socialist regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
By Pedro Gonzaga, OECD Competition Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. The topic will be discussed at a panel during the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day.* Modern competition dynamics are challenging the work of competition authorities all around the world. Merger enforcement, in particular, increasingly requires case handlers to predict the effects of complex … Continue reading Merger Enforcement in Dynamic and Innovative Markets