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OECD Integrity Week and Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum "Tech for Trust" 2019

From 20 to 21 March 2019, some 2,000 representatives from the public sector, business, civil society and international organizations participated in the 2019 Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum, entitled "Tech for Trust", in Paris. The BAK was represented by Martina Koger, Head of the Department of Prevention, Education and International Cooperation.

From 20 to 21 March 2019, some 2,000 representatives from the public sector, business, civil society and international organizations participated in the 2019 Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum, entitled "Tech for Trust", in Paris. The BAK was represented by Martina Koger, Head of the Department of Prevention, Education and International Cooperation.
In her opening speech, Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff, described corruption as an increasingly complex and multidimensional phenomenon, which is more and more difficult to combat and prevent. According to Ramos, digitization in this context should be seen both as an opportunity – hence the focus on "Tech for Trust" – and as a challenge. The discussion rounds dealt with technological developments, such as artificial intelligence or the use of algorithms and blockchains, and the threat they pose to compliance and integrity. New ways of preventing and combating corruption, such as digital procurement systems or transparency databases, were also mentioned. Numerous participants pointed out that, due to different legal systems and the lack of regulations, global networking and the use and transfer of data constituted a major problem that had to be solved by governments. It was also stated that digital administration had many advantages but, as an example showed, did not necessarily increase public confidence in the administration. Another aspect of the discussions was the impact of social media: it was found that rapid developments in recent years and algorithms had made it easier to manipulate the public. In his concluding remarks, OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría summarized the findings of the event and emphasised that on the one hand, new technologies opened up opportunities for promoting integrity as well as preventing and combating corruption, but, on the other hand, also posed challenges due to increasing dangers and threats (e.g. corruption).

As part of the "OECD Integrity Week”, this year’s first meeting of the "Working Party of Senior Public Integrity Officials (SPIO)” took place on 19 March 2019, focusing on the preparation of a handbook regarding the OECD recommendations on "Public Integrity”.

In addition, on 19 and 22 March 2019, discussion rounds on the further development of OECD standards and recommendations for the implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions were held at the OECD Conference Centre.

2019 OECD Auditors Alliance Annual Meeting

On 22 March 2019, the second annual meeting of the OECD Auditors Alliance took place in Paris. This forum, launched by the OECD in 2018, aims to promote networking and the exchange of experiences between external and internal auditors as well as to present the latest trends and developments in the field of audit.

The theme of this year's meeting, at which the BAK was represented by Unit 2.1, was "Auditing in an Age of Digital Disruption”.

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Article #: 16927 from Mittwoch, 17. April 2019, 10:06
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