March 26, 2024
Day 1 :
Session 1: High-level opening remarks
Session 2: Launch of the OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Outlook
The new OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Outlook builds on the latest OECD Public Integrity Indicators providing evidence on how resilient integrity frameworks are integral to supporting countries fight today’s global challenges such as climate change and the digital transformation.
Session 3: Data-Driven Accountability in Lobbying & Influence: Harnessing Innovations in AI and Analytics
Publishing data on lobbying and influence for the sake of transparency is critical, but the promise of data does not stop there. Combined with analytics and AI, data has the power to transform how accountability bodies do their work, such as verifying registrations, monitoring compliance with regulations and conducting investigations. Still, extracting, leveraging and communicating meaningful insights from the immense volume of data collected on lobbyists seems like a Herculean task for many governments. This session aims to suggest a way out from under all that data. Drawing from real-world examples in government, industry, and academia, this session will explore the opportunities and challenges—legal, strategic and technical—that governments face to effectively harness data for promoting greater accountability in lobbying and influence.
Session 4: Combatting Illicit Financial Flows & tax crimes through effective strategies
A robust national strategy, including risk assessments and multi-agency co-ordination mechanisms, is an essential element in effectively tackling tax crime and other illicit financial flows. Through the Task Force on Tax Crimes and Other Crimes (TFTC) the OECD works with jurisdictions on the core components of tax crime strategies that encourage compliance, facilitate effective investigations, and ensure that appropriate enforcement action is taken. This session will cover examples of national strategies, some of the main challenges faced in developing and implementing strategies as well as the role of international collaboration.
Session 5: Galvanizing the Private Sector as Partners in Combatting Corruption
The OECD is committed to its role as a convenor and mobiliser of public and private sector actors in the fight against corruption. The Global Initiative to Galvanize the Private Sector as Partners to Combat Corruption, coordinated by the OECD with assistance from the United States Department of State, is designed to mobilise the private sector as a critical actor in the fight against corruption.
Session 6: Insights from the OECD Public Integrity Indicators
A record breaking number of countries, representing 40% of the world population, will hold national elections in 2024. With the rise of economic and geopolitical tensions, the classic forms of liberal democracies are under existential threat. Because corruption erodes public trust and undermines the legitimacy of institutions, developing public integrity policies and implementing anti-corruption measures can reinforce democracies by fostering trust, accountability and transparency, and enable an environment where citizens can confidently participate in the democratic process. This session will present insights from the OECD Public Integrity Indicators on the measures countries implement, and the tools they use in practice, to strengthen the resilience of their democratic systems towards corruption risks. The panellists will discuss evidence on various public integrity topics that should be adequately managed to strengthen democracies, such as conflict-of-interests, political finance, legislative procedures, transparency of public information and internal audit.
March 27, 2024
Day 2 :
Session 7: High-level opening remarks - Celebrating 25 years of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
Session 8: Unpacking the legacy of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
The Convention’s role over the past twenty-five years in catalysing change, including accomplishments & concrete indicators for impact.
Session 9: Beyond the OECD - Reform Journeys
Session 10: A roadmap for the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
Existing & evolving challenges & the future roadmap to ensure the Convention remains effective & fit for purpose.
Session 11: Mitigating Corruption Risks in Post-Conflict Recovery Efforts: A Development Cooperation Perspective
Countries emerging from conflict frequently require substantial assistance from the international donor community. Nevertheless, these fragile environments often grapple with significantly diminished governance capacities and heightened corruption risks, presenting major obstacles to recovery initiatives. This session aims to scrutinize the corruption challenges encountered during the recovery process, incorporating insights gained from prior instances of recovery and reconstruction. By leveraging the expertise of a diverse panel, including representatives from the donor community, local perspectives, academia, and the private sector, the objective is to pinpoint strategies for development cooperation that can effectively mitigate corruption risks and revitalize countries in the aftermath of a crisis. Moreover, the session seeks to enhance the prioritization of anti-corruption measures within recovery endeavors within conflict contexts.
Session 12: Closing remarks