The 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference
Abstracts of presentations
Day 2, Workshop 8
Making the OECD Initiative Work
This paper describes the working of "soft law" as it has been
developed in the OECD context. Since the aim is to implement a common
standard, mutual trust depends on the ability of countries to discuss
their individual approaches in a peer group setting and to give each
other a frank feedback. This paper gives some insight into the
mechanisms of evaluation of implementing legislations. Sceptics of
course would not be satisfied by mere harmonisation of law.
Establishing a "level playing field of commerce" implies comparable
practice by official agencies and compliance by the private sector.
OECD's projects to monitor practice will be outlined in detail.
Finally, this paper touches upon the future work programme of the OECD
Working Group in combating bribery.