08 Aug 2011

Oecd Calls for Action in Arab Region Against Corruption

On June 10th, 2011, senior government officials from across the Arab region met with business and civil society leaders in order to discuss how to tackle corruption and bribery more effectively in Rabat Morocco, with the meeting being organized by the OECD. The OECD Deputy Secretary General, Richard Boucher, was quoted as saying that Governments need to seize this opportunity to tackle corruption, promote good governance and boost the region’s economic and social development.

The meeting, entitled Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Putting Anti-Corruption Commitments into Practice: Transparency, Participation and the Rule of Law, according to the newsbrief, promote(d) an exchange of good practices between senior representatives of Arab and OECD countries to increase transparency and accountability in public institutions and discuss(ed) concrete mechanisms that businesses can put in place to reinforce integrity in their operations, including through internal controls, compliance programmes and sector-specific integrity pacts.

For the full news brief from the OECD, please click here. Please note that the OECD’s logo came from the OECD web site.