How Countries Can Overcome Challenges to Enforcing Anti-Corruption Laws

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This podcast was originally posted on CIPE’s Development Blog

OECD’s Drago Kos says passing anti-corruption laws is much easier than enforcing them in most countries. Kos, who chairs the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery, was the guest of CIPE’s “Democracy That Delivers” podcast on January 2, where he discussed the difficulties many nations face when implementing anti-corruption measures. He candidly confirms that it is fairly obvious which OECD countries neglect to enforce anti-bribery conventions, especially abroad. Governments may refuse to act but it’s hardly believable that those country’s companies have never once bribed a foreign public official. Kos shares new details about groundbreaking work the OECD is doing to help foreign governments implement anti-corruption policies, fight poverty, and restore confidence in local markets. The OECD is short for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, has 35 member countries worldwide and works closely with international businesses.