The Anti-Corruption Ring Online

A key element in an effective anti-corruption campaign is the sharing of information and experience on initiatives taken by countries, international organisations and civil society. With this in mind, the OECD’s Anti-Corruption Unit has launched an extensive information centre on the web that includes regional networks. Participating countries and international organisations continuously supply the regional webs with relevant information on country-specific anti-corruption initiatives, survey results, research reports and other relevant anti-corruption information, including technical assistance programmes.

Three regional webs have so far been launched. The first one, set up in October 1998, is called the Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies, and is targeted at countries from central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. All parties interested in reducing public sector corruption in the region -- government, businesses, civil society, private individuals -- can share action-oriented data through this network. The second one is for the Asia-Pacific region. It includes a regular forum on anti-corruption activities under the joint auspices of the Asian Development Bank and the OECD. The third one is for south-eastern Europe and is part of the Stability Pact Anti-Corruption Initiative for South-Eastern Europe, which it helps to monitor.

These three regional webs are part of one of the largest information centres on corruption and bribery on the web. Called the Anti-Corruption Ring Online or AnCorR Web, it is a repository of more than 3,000 references to books, journals, papers and other articles, as well as downloadable or on-line anti-corruption documentation, such as laws, international conventions, anti-corruption strategies and other anti-corruption information. Anti-corruption practitioners and individuals need to have concrete information in order to design and implement anti-corruption activities, and AnCorR provides the qualitative and quantitative knowledge that is required to assess all aspects of corruption. It also helps donors to identify the current situation in most regions of the world and to provide them with a real-time working tool to co-ordinate their assistance programmes.

By providing a forum for policy dialogue well as offering direct access to the regional initiatives, the AnCorR web enables experts and the public to keep track of the fight against corruption around the world. AnCorR is supported by a large number of partnerships, including with the American University of Paris, Basel University’s Law School, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of Sorbonne, the International Chambre of Commerce (ICC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC), the World Bank and the Stability Pact.

©OECD Observer No 220, April 2000

Economic data

GDP growth: +0.6% Q1 2019 year-on-year
Consumer price inflation: 2.3% May 2019 annual
Trade: +0.4% exp, -1.2% imp, Q1 2019
Unemployment: 5.2% July 2019
Last update: 8 July 2019

OECD Observer Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the OECD by signing up for our e-newsletter :

Twitter feed

Subscribe now

<b>Subscribe now!</b>

To order your own paper editions,email

Online edition
Previous editions

Don't miss

  • MCM logo
  • The following communiqué and Chair’s statement were issued at the close of the OECD Council Meeting at Ministerial level, this year presided by the Slovak Republic.
  • Food production will suffer some of the most immediate and brutal effects of climate change, with some regions of the world suffering far more than others. Only through unhindered global trade can we ensure that high-quality, nutritious food reaches those who need it most, Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, write in their latest Project Syndicate article. Read the article here.
  • Globalisation will continue and get stronger, and how to harness it is the great challenge, says OECD Secretary-General Gurría on Bloomberg TV. Watch the interview here.
  • OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, in New York City.
  • The new OECD Observer Crossword, with Myles Mellor. Try it online!
  • Listen to the "Robots are coming for our jobs" episode of The Guardian's "Chips with Everything podcast", in which The Guardian’s economics editor, Larry Elliott, and Jeremy Wyatt, a professor of robotics and artificial intelligence at the University of Birmingham, and Jordan Erica Webber, freelance journalist, discuss the findings of the new OECD report "Automation, skills use and training". Listen here.
  • Do we really know the difference between right and wrong? Alison Taylor of BSR and Susan Hawley of Corruption Watch tell us why it matters to play by the rules. Watch the recording of our Facebook live interview here.
  • Has public decision-making been hijacked by a privileged few? Watch the recording of our Facebook live interview with Stav Shaffir, MK (Zionist Union) Chair of the Knesset Committee on Transparency here.
  • Can a nudge help us make more ethical decisions? Watch the recording of our Facebook live interview with Saugatto Datta, managing director at ideas42 here.
  • The fight against tax evasion is gaining further momentum as Barbados, Côte d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama and Tunisia signed the BEPS Multilateral Convention on 24 January, bringing the total number of signatories to 78. The Convention strengthens existing tax treaties and reduces opportunities for tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.
  • Globalisation’s many benefits have been unequally shared, and public policy has struggled to keep up with a rapidly-shifting world. The OECD is working alongside governments and international organisations to help improve and harness the gains while tackling the root causes of inequality, and ensuring a level playing field globally. Please watch.
  • Checking out the job situation with the OECD scoreboard of labour market performances: do you want to know how your country compares with neighbours and competitors on income levels or employment?
  • Trade is an important point of focus in today’s international economy. This video presents facts and statistics from OECD’s most recent publications on this topic.
  • The OECD Gender Initiative examines existing barriers to gender equality in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. The gender portal monitors the progress made by governments to promote gender equality in both OECD and non-OECD countries and provides good practices based on analytical tools and reliable data.
  • Interested in a career in Paris at the OECD? The OECD is a major international organisation, with a mission to build better policies for better lives. With our hub based in one of the world's global cities and offices across continents, find out more at .
  • Visit the OECD Gender Data Portal. Selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Most Popular Articles

OECD Insights Blog

NOTE: All signed articles in the OECD Observer express the opinions of the authors
and do not necessarily represent the official views of OECD member countries.

All rights reserved. OECD 2019