OECD issues guidance designed to reduce corruption in the aid sector

On December 9, 2016 the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued guidance intended to improve control systems for avoiding and responding to corruption in the management and delivery of aid. 

The guidance is designed to implement more checks and balances in work processes of international development agencies and private firms.  The recommendations apply to the 41 countries party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the 30 members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). 

The report recommendations include implementing the system of controls (as appropriate) noted below:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Ethics or anti-corruption assistance/advisory services
  • Training and awareness on anti-corruption
  • High level of auditing and internal investigation
  • Active and systematic assessment and management of corruption risks
  • Measures to prevent and detect corruption enshrined in contracts
  • Sanctioning regime
  • Joint responses to corruption
  • Taking into consideration the risks posed by the environment of operations

You can access the full report here: 

Recommendation of the Council for Development Co-operation Actors on Managing the Risk of Corruption 2016