By Adam Turteltaub
The 2019 European Compliance and Ethics Institute began with a riveting address by Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. The OECD has played an enormous role in the anti-corruption efforts, setting standards that countries commit to, and holding them to public account if they fail to meet their obligations.
After his talk, he took the time to record a podcast in which he shared some of the key points covered in his longer keynote address. These include:
- Only half of the OECD members have been active in anti-corruption enforcement, but there has been an increase
- Rising nationalism has come with increased indifference to international standards and efforts, including the fight against corruption globally and domestically
- High trust, he believes, leads to less corruption: to fight corruption you must first build trust
- The OECD is working on revisions to its 2009 recommendations for combatting bribery, and this will include a public comment opportunity
- The latest series of country reports shows some progress but also serious deficiencies
Listen in for his insights, concerns, and warnings.