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Fighting Bribery in Public Procurement in Asia and the Pacific

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Asian-Pacific countries have made significant efforts to address weaknesses in their procurement frameworks and practices. To support these efforts and to assist the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative’s 28 member countries in strengthening their public-procurement mechanisms, the Initiative conducted a Regional Seminar on Fighting Bribery in Public Procurement in November 2007.  This volume compiles the experience that experts from Asian and Pacific countries – as well as beyond the region – shared during the seminar. It is addressed to policy makers and experts who wish to learn from other countries’ experiences in strengthening frameworks to protect public procurement from bribery and corruption risks.

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Chapter 4 - Preventing bribery through criminal law: international standards and national examples of bribery offences

Criminal law and proportionate and dissuasive penalties are important complements to preventive mechanisms against bribery in public procurement. Enforcement of these laws is key, of course. The absence of clear and comprehensive criminal provisions on bribery and ineffective enforcement allow bribery to flourish.

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