2023 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

From Cosmetic Compliance to an Effective Framework to Combat Integrity Breaches

May 25, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM



Governments around the world take different approaches to preventing, investigating, and sanctioning integrity breaches by candidates and public officials alike - such as political finance offenses and public procurement abuses. A strong legal framework along with effective oversight and enforcement within these fields are critical for heading off and sanctioning misuse of funds for self-enrichment and political gain. Unfortunately, application of related laws and sanctions can be a challenge in practice. Overlapping mandates, unclear delimitation of administrative and criminal liabilities, gaps or ambiguities in regulations, and disproportionate remedies for violations are just some of the impediments to effective implementation. During this session, the CEELI Institute and IFES will share findings from a research project that examines the different approaches states take to navigate these challenges. Panelists representing independent state institutions with prevention and oversight mandates and practitioners will share their own practical insights and recommendations and explore successful approaches to prevention, detection and sanctioning of such integrity breaches.

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