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Criminalising bribery
Criminalising bribery

Serious harm results when public officials take bribes, for example, when awarding contracts to foreign businesses in such areas as road construction, water infrastructure, medicines or electricity. In addition to the human suffering caused by inferior products and services, bribery derails the functioning of markets and undermines economic development. The OECD is leading global efforts to fight bribery of foreign public officials in international trade and investment. The keystone in its efforts is the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.