Study on Business Integrity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia


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This study is aimed at strengthening integrity in the business sector, especially anti-corruption measures in and for the private sector.

It deals with measures that directly or indirectly prevent companies from engaging in private-to-public and private-to-private corruption (bribery, facilitation payments, unethical provision and acceptance of gifts), as well as measures that prevent the possibility of breach of trust inside the company (favouritism in contracts or conflicts of interest).

The study examines current trends and good practices and provides policy recommendations on further promoting business integrity in the region of the Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN), which includes 25 countries – Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

By mapping measures taken by three types of actors – the state, business associations and other NGOs working to strengthen business integrity and companies – this study aims to map the wide diversity of efforts to introduce and uphold high standards of integrity.

The study is available online.

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