COVID-19 is a chilling reminder of why the world needs to protect whistleblowers

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.

Enforcing social distancing – assessing what works and what doesn’t

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

Harnessing Collective Intelligence with Open Data

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

Merger Enforcement in Dynamic and Innovative Markets

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