Strengthening Integrity In The Public And Private Sector In The MENA Region (INTG) Center for Economics and Finance

Target Audience:

Mid- to senior-level officials working in anti-corruption agencies, and ministries of justice responsible for reforming anti-corruption legislation; officials from anti-corruption agencies, prosecutors and judges responsible for enforcement anti-corruption legislation. Business associations and civil society groups from selected countries engaged in the promotion of business integrity can also be invited.

Qualification:

Participants should be directly involved in reforming anti-corruption legislation that is necessary for complying with the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and other international standards, and for creating enabling environment for integrity in business. Participants should also be involved in the application of the anti-corruption legislation in practice, including investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating corruption crimes involving public officials and businessmen. Private sector participants should be involved in promoting reforms of anti-corruption legislation in their countries based on demand from the private sector.

Language:

The workshop is conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation into Arabic.

Course Description:

This workshop, presented by experienced OECD staff and international experts, covers specific issues related to fighting bribery and promoting business integrity. Participants are presented with different international anti-corruption standards which impact the way the private sector engages in business transactions (trade and investment) and with the most recent developments regarding enforcement of anti-bribery provisions. The objective is for officials to gain experience in analyzing their own domestic anti-corruption legislation and its enforcement benchmarked against international standards and good practice and to further assist them in acquiring practical tools in carrying out future reforms. They will be familiarized with specific legal provisions and law-enforcement practices necessary for promoting business integrity, such as corruption offences and related definitions, specialized anti-corruption bodies and standards for their operations, responsibility of legal persons for corruption, and additional sanctions and incentives for companies such as compliance programme as defense from prosecution, debarment, disclosure and collective actions against corruption of the public and private sectors.

The mission of the IMF-Middle East We_They is to strengthen the economic management in Arab League Member Countries by delivering an integrated curriculum of training courses and seminars that address the key skill sets needed to support this goal. In particular, the training aims to improve the ability of officials of these countries to analyze economic conditions, diagnose problems, and design and implement appropriate policies.

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