The debate around corporate purpose intensified this year when the US Business Roundtable published a new ‘statement of purpose’ which relegated shareholders to just one of several key stakeholders. This post by Andrew Cave of Baillie Gifford examines what we mean by corporate purpose and why trust is a critical component.
Blog by Balazs Gyimesi, Jeroen Michels & Pelagia Patsoule, Public Sector Integrity Division, OECD. While no country is stranger to the harms of corruption and bribery, international co-operation can help find solutions to strengthen public integrity systems. Take the example of Thailand's partnership with the OECD. In Thailand, over 40% of surveyed citizens reported that … Continue reading International Co-operation to Strengthen Public Integrity: the Case of Thailand
SOEs sit at the centre of economic decision-making in many countries worldwide. Patrick Heller discusses how open data has the potential to improve their governance.
The privatisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is complex and accompanied by multiple challenges. One of these challenges is how to manage the risk of corruption. OECD’s Mathilde Mesnard examines why privatisations of SOEs carry a risk of corruption and what the OECD is doing to help.
By: Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of the Accountability Lab; Friday Odeh Country Director of Accountability Lab, Nigeria; Moussa Kondo; Country Director of Accountability Lab, Mali. Follow the Lab on Twitter @accountlab. There has been a deluge of corruption-related news and scandals around the world this year. The President of Guatemala has expelled a key UN … Continue reading Turning The Tide Against Corruption Through “Naming and Faming”
Within the context of the 2019 OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, which will explore how governments, organisations, and citizens can leverage new technologies to foster trust and enhance transparency and accountability, the New Development Bank is looking at fintech applications for promoting integrity in public finance. Blog by the New Development Bank's Chief of Compliance, Dr … Continue reading Leveraging fintech to enhance integrity in public finance
A new OECD study looks at the "flip side" of enforcement actions that ended in sanctions on the supply-side of a foreign bribery transaction. OECD's Kathryn Gordon and Brooks Hickman share some of the insights gained from the survey.
in the run-up to the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, the OECD, TI, the Open Government Partnership and Denmark, join together to remind us that it is only through a world free of corruption that we can strive for peace and security for all.
As the UK’s 2018-2020 Open Government National Action Plan is being drawn up, Rahul Rose of Corruption Watch UK looks at how a less opaque court system could benefit public interest journalism, including efforts to expose major bribery scandals.
On the occasion of Open Government Week, (May 7-11, 2018), launched by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Marcos Bonturi, Director of the OECD Directorate for Public Governance, emphasises the event's significance as a unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss solutions to transform the way governments work with and for their citizens. The ultimate goal: more open, transparent and accountable policies for better lives...