OECD Anti-Corruption Toolkit, 2022
The Toolkit for Raising Awareness and Combating Corruption in SMEs published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2022
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) dominate the commercial world, contribute significantly to global GDP, and drive innovation and job creation. However, they frequently lack the resources required to stay up with anti-corruption and compliance best practices. Therefore, they are particularly vulnerable to bribery and corruption as their exposure to corruption risks is often comparable to that of larger organisations.
The Toolkit for Raising Awareness and Combating Corruption in SMEs published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2022 aims to identify practical ways that governments and other stakeholders can involve SMEs in the fight against corruption. The publication evaluates the dangers of foreign bribery and corruption for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and provides a toolkit for raising awareness of the necessity of implementing anti-corruption measures using information from research, interviews with SMEs, business organizations, and legal experts, among other sources.
In addition to the Toolkit for rising awareness and combating corruption in SMEs, the paper on anti-corruption compliance in times of crisis, aids us in assessing the impact of crises, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis, on anti-corruption compliance objectives, resources, and operations. The paper also suggests how businesses may better address the risks of corruption during crisis and how governments can better assist them.
For access to the toolkits and full papers, please go to:
Issues of corruption for SMEs: https://www.oecd.org/daf/anti-bribery/raising-awareness-and-preventing-corruption-in-smes.htm
Toolkit for raising awareness and preventing corruption in SMEs : https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/finance-and-investment/toolkit-for-raising-awareness-and-preventing-corruption-in-smes_19e99855-en
Anti-Corruption compliance in times of crises: Building resilience and seizing opportunities: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/finance-and-investment/anti-corruption-compliance-in-times-of-crisis_467cf791-en