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Practices to strengthen business integrity in the Middle East and North Africa

Practices to strengthen business integrity in the Middle East and North Africa

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Corruption is considered a challenge to the development of trade and investment of the MENA region‟s economies. To increase the involvement of the private sector in MENA economies and ensure fair competition in an increasingly global economy, it is essential to raise awareness and promote implementation of common anti-corruption provisions as well as preventive anti-bribery measures.
Corruption is considered a challenge to the development of trade and investment of the MENA region‟s economies. To increase the involvement of the private sector in MENA economies and ensure fair competition in an increasingly global economy, it is essential to raise awareness and promote implementation of common anti-corruption provisions as well as preventive anti-bribery measures.

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Practices to Strengthen Business IntegrityIn the MENA Region
This document compiles materials developed by the MENA-OECD Investment Programme in thecontext of its
Strengthening Integrity in Business in Arab Countries
(SIBAC) programme whichaims at enhancing business integrity. It is submitted for information and provides, in addition to anoverview of the SIBAC programme, guidance documents on concrete ways to engage effectively inthe fight against bribery and corruption. In particular:
 
Executive Summary………………………………………………………………………..2
 
 
Elements for Governments to Strengthen Public-
Private Dialogue on Integrity….…...……7
 
 
Elements of Voluntary Corporate Integrity Measures and Tools: Guidance for Business in
the Fight Against Corruption……………………..….……………………………………...15
 
 
Training Materials on Strengthening Business Integrity: Compliance in the OECD Region
 – 
 
A Source of Inspiration for the MENA Economies………………………………………...33
 
 
The MENA-
OECD Business Integrity Network….…………………………….……..……60
 
This is complemented by additional OECD documents, in particular the
Convention on Combating  Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
and the
Good practice guidance on internal controls, ethics and compliance.
For more information, please contact: Ms. Nicola Ehlermann-Cache, Senior Policy Analyst, MENA-OECD Investment Programme (Email: nicola.ehlermann-cache@oecd.org;Tel: + 33 1 45 24 17 48) or Ms. Olga Savran, Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor, MENA-OECD Investment Programme(Email: olga.savran@oecd.org;Tel: + 33 1 45 24 13 81).
 
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Executive Summary
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Why strengthening integrity in business in the Middle East and North Africa
a)
 
The importance of fighting corruption in international business transactions
Combating bribery in international business transactions is crucial to creating a level playingfield for business. Recognising this, governments and international organisations have adopted aseries of legally binding and non-binding anti-corruption and integrity instruments at regionaland global levels. Many private businesses have responded by introducing voluntary measuressuch as codes of conduct and compliance programmes.
b)
 
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) context 
Investors and traders worldwide are expected to comply with anti-corruption and anti-briberyrules and regulations. Compliance with these integrity instruments is sometimes difficult, in particular if operating in business environments where corruption is a common practice. To prevent risks and avoid malpractices, international actors have developed voluntary instrumentsthat should enable them to carry out commercial and investment transactions and projects,including in high risk countries.Corruption is considered a challenge to the development of trade and investment of the MENA
region‟s economies. To increase the involvement of the private sector in MENA economies and
ensure fair competition in an increasingly global economy, it is essential to raise awareness and promote implementation of common anti-corruption provisions as well as preventive anti-briberymeasures.
c)
 
Objective of the SIBAC Programme
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme provides assistance to the MENA economies in their 
efforts to create favourable business climates through its regional activity “StrengtheningIntegrity in Business in Arab Countries” (SIBAC).
The objective of the SIBAC Programme is toraise awareness of international anti-corruption and integrity standards and principles
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ethics andcompliance, and share good practice in furtherance of business integrity in the MENA region. Italso aims to encourage governments and companies to develop and implement integrity measuresand tools, with a view to levelling the playing field for businesses operating in the region.
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Key activities and achievements
The SIBAC has been able to develop a network of partners to enhance awareness on the need tofight corruption in the MENA region with a view to improving the business climate. Building on
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Including the 1) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials ininternational business transactions and the 2009 Recommendation of the Council for Further Combating Bribery and the relatedGood Practice Guidance on Internal Controls,Ethics and Compliance;2) the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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