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Title Last updated Commitment Country Status Notes Theme Evidence
Compensation 14/08/2018 We will engage in the development of common principles governing the payment of compensation to the countries affected, to ensure that such payments are made safely, fairly and in a transparent manner. Switzerland Underway No change since 2017 Asset recovery Report on the meeting of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Asset Recovery held in Vienna on 25 and 26 August 2016
Information collection, sharing, availability 07/08/2018 We commit to fully implementing the FATF standards on transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons and arrangements and have taken legislative measures to this effect which entered into force on 1 January 2016. Switzerland Underway FATF mutual evaluation report December 2016: "Switzerland has adopted measures during recent years intended to reinforce the transparency of legal persons: companies must maintain a register of their shareholders/ partners and their beneficial owners, including for companies with bearer shares." "The measures applicable to small associations appear to be insufficient. "the dissuasive character of the applicable sanctions appears to be insufficient, since there are no sanctions of a criminal or administrative nature in the case of shortcomings regarding the reporting obligations. "Switzerland is largely compliant with rec. 24 and 25 Beneficial ownership FATF mutual evaluation report December 2016
Debarment Database 07/08/2018 We commit to exploring ways of establishing central databases of companies with final convictions Switzerland Underway In the context of a total revision of the federal and inter-cantonal public procurement law, the Swiss Government has drafted legislation which provides for a non-public list of convicted companies to be kept by a central authority. The bill was submitted to Parliament on 15 February 2017. Public procurement Swiss Government has drafted legislation which provides for a non-public list of convicted companies to be kept by a central authority
Public Register 01/08/2018 Ghana is committed to preventing the misuse of companies and legal arrangements to hide the proceeds of corruption and commits to strengthening further both the Companies Bill and the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Bill that are currently before Parliament to ensure that we have public beneficial ownership information and central register for all sectors, including oil and gas sector, in line with UNCAC and FATF Recommendations as well as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standards that Ghana is implementing; ensuring that accurate and timely company beneficial ownership information, including in the extractives, is available and accessible to the public Ghana Ongoing The BO clauses have been included in the Amended Company Act 2016, however, a regulation is yet to be passed for the operationalisation of the law. That notwithstanding, the Registrar General is engaging with civil society on how to implement BO Disclosure in Ghana. A DFID funding mechanism, Strengthening Transparency, Accountability Against Corruption (STAAC) is also engaging the Registrar General by way of supporting the setting of the register once the legal framework is complete. Beneficial ownership Ghana announces partnership with OpenOwnership
Open Contracting Data Standard 01/08/2018 Ghana will work towards making government public procurement ‘open by default’ – beginning with Open Contracting Data Standards for high value contracts and contracts in the oil, gas and mining sector Ghana No data Ghana has set up an open data centre, however there is much more to be done if Ghana is going to promote Open Contracting Data Standards. Currently, The Public Procurement Authority have the Prefix which is the first phase of getting incorporated in Ghana's Open Data Initiative. The Public Procurement Authority has indicated that the E-procurement will be on-stream by August 2018 Public procurement
Debarment 01/08/2018 Ghana is committed to exploring further options for improving transparency and openness in the area of public contracting and will continue to blacklist and debar service providers and contractors who engage in corrupt and other related misconduct in public procurement. Ghana Overdue The Amended Public Procurement Act 2016 (Act 914) has included Debarment (Section 3q). Implementation of the Act is pending and then a guideline will be developed on debarment. A draft regulation has been prepared and validated as of 12-04-2018. Public procurement The Amended Public Procurement Act 2016 (Section 3q, pg.8)
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre 11/07/2018 Australia will work with the UK and others to establish the new International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre, to streamline and focus international cooperation in cases of grand corruption with international dimensions. Australia Complete Australia joined IACCC. No change since 2017 Law enforcement International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre
Public Register 11/07/2018 The UK’s public central register of company beneficial ownership information for all companies incorporated in the UK will be launched in June 2016. UK Complete The UK’s public register of beneficial ownership information was published at the end of June 2016, and was the first of its kind in the world. Beneficial ownership UK Companies House Persons of Significant Control Register
Property & Public Contracting 26/06/2018 The UK will also establish a public register of company beneficial ownership information for foreign companies who already own or buy property in the UK, or who bid on UK central government contracts. UK Overdue The UK opened a call for evidence on a beneficial ownership register to increase the transparency of overseas investment in property and public contracts in April 2017. Beneficial ownership UK Public Register of Overseas Entity Beneficial Ownership:Written statement Open Government Partnership
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre 26/06/2018 We support the establishment of an International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre to be managed by National Crimes Agency, UK. We will work with NCA in promoting this centre in the African region. Nigeria No data There are number of exchanges with law enforcement authorities in UK, USA, UEA, etc. However, no discussion is underway to set up the International Anti-corruption Centre. Nigeria has still been suspended from the Egmont group and in September 2018 the Egmont group will decide if Nigeria will be expelled indefinitely. Law enforcement
Access to International Law Enforcement 26/06/2018 We are committed to implementing bilateral arrangements that will ensure law enforcement in one partner country has full and effective access to the beneficial ownership information of companies incorporated in the other partner country. Nigeria Ongoing Nigeria's signing on to the United Nations Convention against corruption (UNCAC) is a step at creating an enabling environment for exchange of information on stolen assets. During the global forum on asset recovery in December 2017, Nigeria was also a focus for asset recovery efforts. Beneficial ownership The Global Forum on Asset Recover: Assistance for Combatting Corruption in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine GLOBAL FORUM ON ASSET RECOVERY COMMUNIQUE
Compensation 25/06/2018 We will develop common principles governing the payment of compensations by corruption offenders to the countries affected, ensuring that such payments are made safely, fairly and in a transparent manner. Mexico No data No change since 2017. Asset recovery
Access to Domestic Law Enforcement 21/06/2018 We commit to promote that law enforcement agencies at the national/federal level, have full and effective access to beneficial ownership information for companies and other legal entities registered within their jurisdiction. Mexico Inactive In the TI-S report 'G20 Leaders or laggards? Reviewing G20 promises on ending anonymous companies', 'G20 Principle 4: Access to Beneficial Ownership Information' shows that in both 2015, and 2017, Mexico achieved the same score. No change since 2017. Beneficial ownership G20 Leaders or laggards? Reviewing G20 promises on ending anonymous companies- Spotlight on Mexico
International Cooperation 21/06/2018 We will prioritise prosecutions of grand corruption and of money laundering and recovery of stolen assets Sri Lanka Ongoing Asset recovery Special Judicature Bill, which aims to establish a permanent high court focussing on corruption, passed in Parliament JUDICATURE (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2018
Access to International Law Enforcement 21/06/2018 Committing to implement bilateral agreements that provide full and effective access for law enforcement agencies and financial intelligence units of a partner country to information on the final beneficiaries of the companies registered in the territory of another partner country Ukraine Ongoing Beneficial ownership Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) - Guide to Beneficial Ownership Information in Ukraine: Legal Entities and Legal Arrangements
Information collection, sharing, availability 21/06/2018 Putting in place mechanisms to verify the accuracy of the Beneficial Ownership information provided by companies and enforce compliance with the obligation to submit this information by June of 2017. Ukraine Inactive Ukraine has not introduced verification mechanisms yet. Not yet overdue (deadline is end of 2018). Beneficial ownership Legislation on company ownership disclosure in Ukraine - Ukraine has not introduced verification mechanisms yet.
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre 21/06/2018 Welcoming to establish an International Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Coordination Centre and expressing willingness to cooperate with it. Ukraine Inactive Law enforcement IACCC website does not state Ukraine as a partner or a prospective partner
Asset Recovery Guidelines 21/06/2018 Developing internationally endorsed guidelines for the transparent and accountable management of returned stolen assets. Afghanistan No data Ministry of Justice developed and promote laws regarding the defence of public assets and they returned a huge number of property and asset to government based on the Government cases law. The Ministry has done other things but not this specific commitment. Therefore, it is inactive. Asset recovery
Property 20/06/2018 We are taking steps to ensure transparency of the ownership and control of all companies involved in property purchase and public contracting. Nigeria is already collating this information through the Extractive Industry Initiative process and would extend it to other sectors. Nigeria Underway The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), has concluded plans to launch a citizen engagement portal that will feed interested persons with updates on government-approved projects. We are yet to see concrete results. Beneficial ownership COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 2017
Property 20/06/2018 Nigeria will establish a transparent central register of foreign companies bidding on public contracts and buying property. Nigeria Ongoing The most recent development on this commitment is the Corporate Affairs Commission issuance of a circular for all entities to disclose the beneficial owners in their annual report starting from the 2017 annual report. Beneficial ownership NEITI unveils Nigeria’s Open Government Partnership COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 2017
Asset Recovery Guidelines 20/06/2018 We commit to developing internationally endorsed guidelines for the transparent and accountable management of returned stolen assets. Nigeria Underway The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has published a number of guidelines for anti-corruption agencies and judiciary on how to conduct final and interim forfeiture of assets. Crucially, guidelines on non-conviction based forfeitures have been also published. However, the PACAC is only an advisory committee with no authority to implement the guidelines. There has been a sharp increase in the volume of seized assets reported by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). There is however no independent review on the management of these forfeited assets. Asset recovery EFCC recovers assets. Nigeria participates in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Open Contracting Data Standard 20/06/2018 We will work towards full implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standard, focusing on major projects as an early priority. We will apply the Open Contracting Data Standard to the following major projects – (i) Development of Refineries in the oil Sector; (ii) Building of Health Centres and Improvement of Health Services; (iii) Building of Roads and other Infrastructures; (iv) Building of Schools and Improving Transparency in the Management of Education Funds and (v) Investment in the Power Sector. Nigeria Inactive Governmental agencies are urged to follow Open Contracting Data Standards but there is no evidence that they do. http://www.budeshi.ng/home/data collects data on open contracts. While between 2016-17 3934 contracts were monitored, there are no entries for 2017. Public procurement Open Contracts Data Portal
Reporting Corruption 20/06/2018 Ghana is strengthening the necessary legislative and other measures to enhance the capacity of the public/citizens and encourage them to report corruption without fear of victimization, and commits to: · improve and extend the recently established Citizens complaints Centre in Accra to other regions of the country Ghana Overdue The Witness Protection Bill has been relaid and read for the first time in Parliament on 24th January, 2018. This has become necessary because a new parliament - the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic was constituted after the 2016 general elections. No change since 2017. Whistleblower/civil society space protection Witness Protection Bill 2017 at second reading
Data Literacy 20/06/2018 We commit to promote a data-driven culture in the public sector. Mexico Ongoing The creation of the innovation hub is one of the efforts to promote data driven culture in the public sector. Open data FEDERAL Law on transparency and access to public information OECD 'Open Government Data in Mexico' Report 2018
Information collection, sharing, availability 20/06/2018 Brazil is implementing measures and regulations to ensure that information on beneficial owner of companies is obtained, verified, recorded and kept up-to-date Brazil Underway Normative ruling obliges new companies (issuing a tax ID number July 2017 onwards) to inform beneficial owners -- established companies must do the same until 31 December 2018. However, it is not clear if and how the tax authorities are going to share such information with other authorities -- it is not clear either about enforcement and implementation, once the first deadline , 1 January 2017, was postponed until 1 July 2017. Beneficial ownership 'Register of Beneficial Ownership' from KPMG - Focus on Brazil among others
Training and Assistance 20/06/2018 Spain commits to fully develop the functions for which the Asset Recovery and Management Office was created so it becomes a pillar in the fight against crime. Spain Complete No change since 2017. Asset recovery Commitment 17 as outlined by the Spanish Government - 'ORGA is fully operational in the entire territory of the State' and other updates
Central Register 20/06/2018 The Spanish land registry and registry of movable assets centralize all the information regarding the owners of the land, real estate or movable assets irrespective of the citizenship of the acquiring person. The combined use of this tool and the information available concerning the beneficial ownership information of every company buying one of these properties have proved to be a very useful tool. Spain welcomes the establishment of transparent central registers of foreign companies bidding on public contracts and buying property Spain Complete No change since 2017. Beneficial ownership Commitment 5 as outlined by the Spanish Government Property Registration Frequently Asked Questions
Protecting Whistleblowers 20/06/2018 We commit to provide adequate protection to those who report corruption by strictly applying the ‘Act on anti-corruption and the Establishment and Operation of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission’ and the ‘Act on the Protection of Public Interest Whistleblowers’. South Korea Underway The ACRC provides protection and financial rewards for the persons who report corruption or violation of the public interest including public health and safety, the environment, consumer interests and fair competition under the Act on Anti-Corruption and the Establishment and Operation of the ACRC and the Act on the Protection of Public Interest Whistleblowers. Those who report foreign bribery are also protected under the latter Act. Between March 2008 and March 2017, the ACRC received a total of 28,982 reports of corruption, handled 168 cases of requests for the protection of whistleblowers, and provided a total of KRW 9.8 billion (about USD 9 million) financial rewards for whistleblowers in 314 cases. Between September 2011, when the new whistleblower Act was implemented, and March 2017, the ACRC received a total of 21,844 reports of public interest violations, handled 87 cases of requests for the protection of whistleblowers, and provided a total of KRW 4.2 billion (about USD 4 million) financial rewards for whistleblowers in 5,355 cases. The ACRC is currently seeking to amend the ACRC Act to expand protection for whistleblowers. The amendment bill is being reviewed by the Ministry of Legislation as of May 2017.. No change since 2017 Whistleblower/civil society space protection PRINT ACRC Offers KRW 1.73 Billion in Compensation for Reporting Corruption or Public Interest Violation
Transparency and Integrity 20/06/2018 We will include the Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement into our national standard procedure. Mexico Complete Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement are in the national legislation. No change since 2017. Public procurement Public sector procurement, leasing and Services Act
Open Contracting Data Standard 20/06/2018 We will work towards the implementation of the Open Contracting Data Standard on public procurement starting with major infrastructure projects as an early priority, including the new Mexico City International Airport, in accordance to Mexican regulations. Mexico Complete Data from Mexico City´s new airport is available in the stated portal and is constantly being updated. No change since 2017. Public procurement Mexico City International Airport Open Data
Open Contracting 20/06/2018 As a founding member of the Contracting 5 (C5), we support the implementation of Open Contracting as an effective monitoring tool to promote accountability and increase transparency worldwide by releasing structured, interoperable and reusable data around procurement's whole lifecycle, including planning, tendering, award, implementation and evaluation stages. Mexico Ongoing No change since 2017. Public procurement Alliance for Open Contracting
Information collection, sharing, availability 20/06/2018 Australia has tracing powers for beneficial ownership of listed companies and investment schemes and is committed to ensuring that adequate, accurate and timely information on beneficial ownership and control is available to competent authorities. Australia Inactive An ASIC enforcement review was done at the end of 2017 due to OGP NAP1 Goal 1.4. However, the final report does not mention tracing powers for beneficial ownership. Beneficial ownership Australian Securities & Investments Commission Review
Legislation 20/06/2018 Australia has effective laws for asset recovery, including non-conviction based confiscation powers and unexplained wealth orders. We will continue to review our legislative framework to ensure its continued effectiveness. Australia Ongoing Asset recovery Ongoing review of AML regime
EITI 20/06/2018 We welcome the new 2016 EITI Standard, in particular the requirements on beneficial ownership and the sale of the state’s share of production. Australia Overdue Australia is preparing it’s application for EITI Candidate Country Status but the process is delayed. Beneficial ownership Open Government Partnership - Australia's Profile - Application for EITI Country Candidate Status
Public Register 20/06/2018 Establishing public central registers of company beneficial ownership information Afghanistan Ongoing Two separate but related initiatives are underway to establish the legal framework for registering of beneficial ownership in Afghanistan. Afghanistan EITI started to work on beneficial ownership one year back with an exclusive focus on companies active in the extractive sector. A roadmap has been prepared and some progress has been made. However, the mining law has not been amended to encompass beneficial ownership registration. Afghanistan Central Business Registry (ACBR) has come up with a new website that published shareholders of the companies. In addition, ACBR, as well as National Procurement Authority as well as a civil society organization, Integrity Watch Afghanistan, have prepared a proposal for the government on introducing beneficial ownership registration and publication across the sectors. The proposal is depending the High Economic Council’s approval before actual work on development of a legislation begins.No progress since 2017. Beneficial ownership Afghanistan Central Business Registry
Protecting Whistleblowers 20/06/2018 Australia is developing strengthened whistleblower protections designed to protect those who disclose information on tax misconduct to the Australian Taxation Office. Whistleblowers will have their identity protected and will be protected from victimisation and civil and criminal action to encourage them to come forward and help support compliance with Australia’s tax laws. Australia Ongoing A first stage of legislation (covering all corporate misconduct, not just tax matters) introduced to Parliament in December 2017 but not yet passed, due to it not being up to standard against a very strong parliamentary committee report tabled September 2017 Whistleblower/civil society space protection Treasury Laws Amendment( Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017
Access to Domestic Law Enforcement 20/06/2018 Ensuring that law enforcement agencies have full and effective access to beneficial ownership information​for companies and other legal entities registered within their jurisdiction. Afghanistan Underway The efforts to introduce beneficial ownership legislation is ongoing in Afghanistan although the government has not been able to prepare and adopt any specific law or regulation on it. The High Economic Council approved the proposal to introduce beneficial ownership legislation and the subsequent meeting was chaired by Second Vice President to discuss the preparation of any such regulation. https://bit.ly/2HgSxqA In addition, discussions on undergoing in the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to introduce an article on beneficial ownership and Political Exposed Persons in the new mining law. http://mom.gov.af/fa/news/336317 Beneficial ownership High Economic Council approve the proposal to introduce beneficial ownership legislation. Ministry of Mines and Petroleum discuss introducing an article on beneficial ownership.
Open Contracting Data Standard 20/06/2018 Australia supports the Open Contracting Data Standard, and notes the role the Standard can play in encouraging machine-readable open data formats across all areas of government. Australia Underway The Government has agreed that the Department of Finance will "further investigate opportunities to publish existing contracting data in an OCDS compliant format to increase Australia’s compliance with the OCDS. The Government will keep the OCDS in mind when making iterative improvements to the Commonwealth Procurement Framework and the AusTender platform - specifically the data collection and publication processes and requirements - to continue to increase its compliance with the OCDS where possible and approriate to do so". Public procurement Commitment 4.3 of the Open Government National Action Plan - Open Contracting
Automatic Exchange of Information 20/06/2018 We commit to joining the pilot initiative for automatic exchange of beneficial information. Nigeria Ongoing Nigeria has signed agreements with a number of nations, which provide for the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEI). These agreements allow the exchange of information between tax authorities of different countries and about financial accounts and investments to help stop tax evasion. Countries who are party to this agreement include Switzerland, Panama, the Bahamas and other tax havens. Beneficial ownership THE NIGERIAN VOLUNTARY ASSET AND INCOME DECLARATION SCHEME (VAIDS)
Public Register 19/06/2018 Nigeria is committed to establishing a public central register of company beneficial ownership information. (The President of Nigeria has presented a draft Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Bill to the National Assembly in February, 2016. This Bill has defined Beneficial Ownership in line with FATF standards.) Nigeria Underway The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria passed the Companies and Allied Matters (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill 2018 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 with Beneficial Ownership as one of the key provisions around ease of doing business in Nigeria. These provisions in this legislative framework will mandate the disclosure of beneficial interests in a company’s shares and prescribe punitive measures for failing to disclose such interests. In this regard, where a person holds interests on behalf of another in a nominal capacity in a company, both parties (the owner and the nominal holder) are required to disclose the beneficial interests to the company. Beneficial ownership The Repeal and Re-Enactment of The Companies and Allied Matters Act Doing Business Provisions in the Companies and Allied Matters (Repeal and Re - enactment) Bill 2018
Open Contracting in Health 19/06/2018 We will apply the Open Contracting Data Standard to the following major projects – (ii) Building of Health Centres and Improvement of Health Services; Nigeria Inactive There has been no development on the Open Data Contracting in building health centres. Public procurement Federal Govt. urged to comply with open contracting data standards Esp. in the Health sector.
Public Contracting 19/06/2018 Georgia will take steps to ensure transparency of the ownership and control of all companies involved in public contracting. Georgia No data We haven't heard anything about this from the government's side. It's not in any of the Action Plans circulating as of yet. Beneficial ownership
Open Data 19/06/2018 Brazil is committed to make data on public procurement open by default, providing usable, timely and shareable information. Brazil Complete All the information on public procurement is available in the Transparency Portal of the Federal Government (http://www.transparencia.gov.br) and downloadable in open format (http://www.portaltransparencia.gov.br/downloads/). This information can also be accessed in the Open Data Portal (http://dados.gov.br). The information is updated frequently, in some cases daily. Information is also available in the Government Procurement Portal (Portal de Compras Governamentais - https://www.comprasgovernamentais.gov.br/index.php/painel-de-compras-de-governo) and in open format in the Open Data Portal (http://dados.gov.br/dataset/compras-publicas-do-governo-federal). Public procurement Transparency Portal of the Federal Government
Public Contracting 19/06/2018 Punish corruption by preventing corrupt bidders and those who seek to hide their beneficial owners from accessing public contracts and procurement by establishing accessible central databases and address ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders. Ukraine Inactive Memorandum initiated by Global Partnership on the Information Disclosure on Beneficial Ownership signed on May 22nd 2017. No change since 2017. Beneficial ownership Memorandum initiated by Global Partnership on the Information Disclosure on Beneficial Ownership signed on May 22nd
Open Contracting 19/06/2018 Protecting against and exposing misuse of public funds by continuing to make public procurement via e-platforms open by default to all, and sharing experiences by participating with Mexico and others in an international ‘Contracting Group’. Ukraine Ongoing Public procurement Open Contracting Partnership - Ukraine Profile - e-procurement portals
Legislation 19/06/2018 Improve asset recovery legislation, in particular implementing EU Directive 2014/42 Ukraine Inactive Law 2016, № 11, Article 129 improved the fundamentals of the National Agency of Ukraine on identifying, tracing and managing assets received from corruption and other crimes. These amendments followed on from the recommendations contained in the sixth report of the European Commission on the state of Ukraine's liberalisation action plan for Ukraine. Asset recovery Law 2016, № 11, Article 129 - Improving the fundamentals of the National Agency of Ukraine
Global Asset Recovery Forum 19/06/2018 To support victims, take further steps to improve asset recovery legislation, in particular implementing EU Directive 2014/42, operationalise the National Agency for Detection, Tracing and Management of Proceeds of Corruption and Other Crimes in 2017 and participate with others in the International Asset Recovery Forum 2017. Ukraine Ongoing During the Global Forum on Asset Recovery in December 2017, Ukraine was a focus, among others, for asset recovery efforts. Asset recovery Global Forum on Asset Recovery Communiqué
Central Register 19/06/2018 Australia is committed to exploring, via public consultation, options for a beneficial ownership register for companies. Australia Overdue Treasury has considered submissions to the public consultation but the Government is still considering what actions to take to increase the transparency of beneficial ownership. Beneficial ownership Open Government Partnership - Australia's Profile - commitment 1.2 Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee 22/05/2018
Debarment Database 19/06/2018 Establishing accessible central databases of companies with final convictions Afghanistan Ongoing National Procurement Authority has established a central repository of all those companies who have been debarred in the past but have completed their debarment period, or are currently under debarment sanctions and cannot participate in public procurement, or are under debarment process right now but the final decision is yet to be made. The data about such companies are fully open and it can be accessed through NPA website. However, the final conviction of the debarred companies by AGO has not been published. No progress since 2017. Public procurement List of Debarred Companies
Legislation 18/06/2018 We commit to strengthen asset recovery legislation, including through administrative freezes and non-conviction based confiscation powers. Switzerland Complete On 1 July 2016, the Federal Act on the Freezing and the Restitution of Illicit Assets held by Foreign Politically Exposed Persons entered into force. The new law regulates the freezing, confiscation and restitution of illicitly acquired assets of foreign politically exposed persons and their close associates. It also provides for measures to help states where the illicitly acquired assets originated in their efforts to recover those assets. In the event that the mutual legal assistance process does not succeed, the law allows the Swiss Government to instigate administrative confiscation proceedings which opens the way for returning the assets to the state of origin. Asset recovery Law enforcement Federal Act on the Freezing and the Restitution of Illicit Assets held by Foreign Politically Exposed Persons
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre 18/06/2018 We will actively participate in efforts to establish a new International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre to complement and help draw together existing structures with a view to streamlining and focusing international cooperation in cases of grand corruption with international dimensions. Switzerland Complete No change since 2017 Law enforcement Switzerland joins as an observer to the IACCC
Corrupt Bidders 18/06/2018 We commit to exploring ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders. Switzerland Ongoing An exchange of information on corrupt competitors among the Swiss cantons is already taking place. A total revision of the federal as well as the inter-cantonal public procurement law is currently underway. The draft legislation submitted by the Swiss Government to Parliament on 15 February 2017 provides for the sharing of information on corrupt bidders among both federal and cantonal procurement authorities. https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/federal-gazette/2017/1851.pdf As soon as an exchange of information at international level is under discussion, Switzerland will examine appropriate proposals. Public procurement Draft legislation submitted by the Swiss Government to Parliament on 15 February 2017 providers for the sharing of information on corrupt bidders.
Asset Recovery Guidelines 18/06/2018 We commit to engaging in the development of internationally endorsed guidelines for the transparent and accountable management of returned stolen assets. Switzerland Ongoing With a view to developing good practices on asset return, Switzerland co-organized an international expert meeting (Addis Ababa, February 2017) on the management and disposal of recovered and returned stolen assets, including in support of sustainable development. Asset recovery Switzerland co-organises an international expert meeting
Asset Recovery Guidelines 18/06/2018 We commit to engaging in the development of internationally-endorsed guidelines for the efficient recovery of stolen assets. Switzerland Complete Building upon it's experience, Switzerland promotes the development and use of guidelines for the efficient recovery of stolen assets through the Lausanne seminar series. A user-friendly step-by-step guide was finalized in 2017 during Lausanne X and presented at the UNCAC COSP in November 2017. Asset recovery Guidelines for the Efficient Recovery of Stolen Assets
Access to International Law Enforcement 18/06/2018 We commit to the effective international exchange between law enforcement authorities of beneficial ownership information of companies and other legal persons and arrangements on a case-by-case basis. Switzerland Complete No change since 2017. Beneficial ownership FATF mutual evaluation report December 2016
Access to Domestic Law Enforcement 18/06/2018 We commit to ensuring that law enforcement agencies have full, timely and effective access to beneficial ownership information for companies and other legal persons registered within our jurisdiction, particularly by ensuring that companies are represented by an administrator or director domiciled in Switzerland Switzerland Complete No change since 2017. Beneficial ownership FATF mutual evaluation report December 2016
Transparency and Integrity 18/06/2018 Spain will set up a governance scheme aimed at detecting non-compliance or problems of systemic character within the public procurement procedures. Results of this activity of surveillance and supervision will be properly disclosed. Spain Underway No change since 2017. Public procurement Commitment 10 as outlined by the Spanish Government - Articles 328 - 334 of Law 9/2017 established
Transparency and Integrity 18/06/2018 Spain will continue to promote maximum transparency in public procurement procedures, only limited by due respect to confidentiality obligations deriving from EU Law (in particular, relevant EU Directives). Spain Complete No change since 2017. Public procurement Commitment 9 as outlined by the Spanish Government - Entry into force of the law 9/2017
Property & Public Contracting 18/06/2018 Spain will take steps to ensure transparency of the ownership and control of all companies involved in property purchase and public contracting Spain Ongoing No change since 2017 Beneficial ownership Commitment 4 as outlined by the Spanish Government - Relevant Databases and Registers
Legislation 18/06/2018 Spain commits to implement the robust provisions of the Penal Code in the fight against corruption. Spain Underway Law enforcement Commitment 14 as outlined by the Spanish Government - Information on relevant laws and amendments The Repository of Data on Judicial Procedures for Corruption
Legislation 18/06/2018 Spain commits to strictly enforce its asset recovery legislation, including through non-conviction based confiscation, extended confiscation and confiscation from a third party. Spain Complete Asset recovery Commitment 16 as outlined by the Spanish Government - Updates from the Spanish Office for Asset Recovery and Management (ORGA)
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre 18/06/2018 Spain welcomes the UK initiative to establish an independent International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre (IACCC) and expresses its willingness to collaborate with this Centre, as well as the readiness of the Spanish law enforcement bodies to keep fighting grand corruption and boosting international cooperation. Spain Ongoing No change since 2017. Law enforcement Commitment 21 as outlined by the Spanish Government - Spain expresses their support of the Centre
Global Asset Recovery Forum 18/06/2018 Spain is willing to participate in the Global Forum for Asset Recovery Spain Complete Spain participated in the Global Forum for the Recovery of Assets (Washington DC, 4-6 December 2017), which focused on Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Ukraine, and brought together more than 300 participants from 26 jurisdictions, as well as representatives of international organizations, civil society and the media. Asset recovery Commitment 19 as outlined by the Spanish Government- Spain Participates in the Global Forum for the Recovery of Assets in December 2017
Corrupt Bidders 18/06/2018 Spain commits to exploring ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders. Spain Inactive No change since 2017. Public procurement Commitment 15 as outlined by the Spanish Government
Central Register 18/06/2018 Spain will continue its commitment to achieve the highest level of transparency, currently guaranteed by the Spanish central register of company beneficial ownership information Spain Complete Beneficial ownership Commitment 1 as outlined by the Spanish Government - Evidence of maintaining the 'BOE'
Property 18/06/2018 We will take steps to ensure transparency of the ownership and control of all companies involved in property purchase and public contracting. Mexico Underway Conversations have started regarding beneficial ownership registers, such as the seminary "Technical Considerations for the Development of a Beneficial Ownership Registry", which aimed to identify international experiences regarding the subject which could be applied for a registry in Mexico. No change since 2017. Beneficial ownership SFP participates in international seminar on Final Beneficiary
Open Data Charter 18/06/2018 We commit to implement the International Open Data Charter and explore its Anti Corruption Sector Package as a useful tool to promote greater coherence and collaboration among open data initiatives at a global scale. Mexico Complete Mexico is the first country in the world to implement the Open Up Guide for Anticorruption. In this effort 72 data sources were identified which matched the 30 datasets classified for anticorruption in the Guide. Following the recommendations in the Guide, 7 new datasets were published, 8 are in the process of being published, and 32 improved their quality. Open data Open Data Catalog of the Government of the Republic
Open Contracting in Health 18/06/2018 Recognizing the financial, economic and developmental importance of health and pharmaceutical procurement, we commit to explore the implementation open contracting in this sector, according to our national legislation, and with the support from international partners in implementing this commitment. Mexico Underway The public administration recently published contracting processes from the general public administration office. Even though, contracting processes from the health sector are not included (IMSS and ISSSTE), there is a note in the platform which makes reference to works being done in order to publish this data but because these institutions have different payment systems, there is an added difficulty to the publishing of these contracting processes. No change since 2017. Public procurement Note from the Mexican Government as to why this data is not available yet.
Open Contracting 18/06/2018 We will propose reforms to the federal regulatory framework related to public procurement in responsibility of the executive in order to promote the principles of Open Contracting to include the planning and execution stages. Mexico Underway Along with the World Bank, Mexico developed an adaptation for the Open Contracting Data Standard for it to work with the national procurement system, the adaptation considers through extensions specific aspects of the Mexican public procurement legislation. Currently, the Federal Public Administration is developing a platform in which all contracts are published using the Open Contracting Data Standard. The Standard includes information from all the contracting cycle, starting in the planning stage and ending in its implementation. No change since 2017. Public procurement Agreement establishing the inclusion of Mexican public procurment information to the CompraNet portal.
G20 Open Data Principles 15/06/2018 We commit to the implementation of the G20 Anti Corruption Open Data Principles, the identification of best practices related to the use of Open Data to fight corruption and to the continuous work around Open Data in the G20 Anti Corruption Working Group and its Action Plans. Mexico Underway No change since 2017. Open data Open Data Catalog of the Government of the Republic.
Debarment Database 15/06/2018 We commit to establishing accessible databases of companies with final convictions. Mexico Underway Though there is a public list in open data format of public suppliers and sanctioned contractors, this list has not been recently updated, Public procurement Sanctioned suppliers and contractors
Data Literacy 15/06/2018 We commit to promote coherent use of digital technologies across policy areas and levels of government in the fight against corruption. Mexico Ongoing The creation of the National Digital Platform aims to interconnect the different information systems in the government in order to prevent, detect, and investigate corruption acts. No change since 2017. Open data Decree issuing the General law of the National anti-corruption system; The General law of administrative responsibilities, and the Organic Law of the Federal Court of Administrative Justice.
Central Register 15/06/2018 We commit to exploring interoperability of different data bases regarding public contracts information and business registries. Mexico Underway The installation of the Alliance for Open Contracting in Mexico (Alianza para las Contrataciones Abiertas en Méxcio) aims to implement the Open Contracting Data Standard (in it's Mexican adaptation) in public contracting. The implementation of the standard implies interconnectivity with other databases. Additionally, conversations have started regarding beneficial ownership registers, such as the seminary "Technical Considerations for the Development of a Beneficial Ownership Registry", which aimed to identify international experiences regarding the subject which could be applied for a registry in Mexico. No change since 2017. Beneficial ownership Alliance for Open Contracting
Asset Recovery Guidelines 15/06/2018 We commit to develop internationally-endorsed guidelines for the transparent and accountable administration of returned assets Mexico Ongoing Asset recovery Mexico attends 'The Addis Ababa Action Agenda' which encourages the international community to develop good practices on asset return.
Access to International Law Enforcement 15/06/2018 Kenya commits to ensuring that international and domestic law enforcement agencies have full and effective access to beneficial ownership information for companies and other legal entities registered within their jurisdiction. Kenya Ongoing Beneficial ownership The Companies Amendment Act 2017
Automatic Exchange of Information 13/06/2018 As one of the signatories of the G5 initiative, Spain is fully committed in the development of the pilot initiative for automatic exchange of beneficial ownership information Spain Complete No change since 2017. Beneficial ownership Commitment 6 as outlined by the Spanish Government - Pilot Initiative of G5
Asset Recovery Guidelines 13/06/2018 Spain supports the development of internationally-endorsed guidelines for the transparent and accountable management of returned stolen assets. Spain Complete No change since 2017 Asset recovery Commitment 18 as outlined by the Spanish Government - Spain has partcipated in the following international meetings
Accountable Repatriation 13/06/2018 Since last May 6, a central database of bank accounts is fully operational in Spain. Notwithstanding this significant improvement, Spain will continue its commitment to developing adequate tools to strengthen the ability to trace and recover stolen assets. Spain Complete No change since 2017 Asset recovery Commitment 20 as outlilned by the Spanish Government - Government unit training courses
Access to International Law Enforcement 13/06/2018 Spain is committed to ensure Spanish law enforcement authorities share the beneficial ownership information available in the Spanish central database with counterparts in third countries. We call other countries to follow an equivalent commitment in terms of sharing beneficial ownership information. Spain Complete No change since 2017. Beneficial ownership Commitment 3 as outlined by the Spanish Government- Office of Asset Localisation (OLA)
Access to Domestic Law Enforcement 13/06/2018 Spain will continue its commitment to ensuring that financial intelligence unit, law enforcement agencies and tax agency have full and effective access to beneficial ownership information for companies and other legal entities registered in Spain. Spain Complete No change since 2017 Beneficial ownership Commitment 2 as outlined by the Spanish Government - BDTR.
Public Contracting 13/06/2018 We will take steps to ensure transparency of the beneficial ownership of all companies involved in public contracting. Russia No data Beneficial ownership
Open Data Charter 13/06/2018 We will implement the principles of the Open Data Charter. Russia No data Open data
Accountable Repatriation 13/06/2018 We will extend the use of international cooperation mechanisms for detection, seizure and return of corrupt assets from foreign jurisdictions. Russia No data Asset recovery
Accountable Repatriation 13/06/2018 We will ensure availability of national competent authority for detection, seizure and return of corrupt assets from foreign jurisdictions. Russia No data Asset recovery
Access to International Law Enforcement 13/06/2018 We commit to implement bilateral arrangements that will ensure law enforcement and financial intelligence units in one partner country has full and effective access to the beneficial ownership information of companies incorporated in the other partner country. Russia No data Beneficial ownership
Access to Domestic Law Enforcement 13/06/2018 We commit to ensuring that national law enforcement agencies and financial intelligence unit have full and effective access to beneficial ownership information for companies and other legal entities registered within their jurisdiction. Russia No data Beneficial ownership
Legislation 12/06/2018 We commit to the strengthening of our asset recovery legislation, including through non-conviction based confiscation powers and the introduction of unexplained wealth orders Nigeria No data Crucial Proceeds of Crime Bill 2014 has not been passed into Law despite repeated assurances of political commitment. Unexplained Wealth Order is not being discussed at all. Non-conviction based approaches are present in the legal framework and are occasionally used despite the complains from judges that the legislative provision is not clear. Asset recovery
Public Register 12/06/2018 Kenya will take measures in line with her new Companies regulatory framework to establish public central registers of company beneficial ownership information. Kenya Underway Beneficial ownership Bill Tracker 2017, No. 104
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre 12/06/2018 Kenya supports the setting up of international mechanisms, to facilitate better coordination of anti-corruption law enforcement efforts and welcomes the establishment of an International Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Coordination Centre and will work closely and cooperate with it and relevant international organizations. Kenya No data Law enforcement
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre 12/06/2018 Kenya offers to host the African Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Coordination Centre. Kenya No data Law enforcement
Debarment Database 12/06/2018 Kenya commits to establishing accessible central databases of companies and individuals convicted of bribery and corrupt practices and to exploring ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders. Kenya No data Public procurement
Central Register 12/06/2018 Kenya welcomes the establishment of transparent central registers of foreign and local companies bidding on public contracts and buying property, and will pursue options for taking similar action. Kenya Ongoing An Executive order has been issued requiring all government entities and public owned institutions to publish full details of tenders and awards from 1st July 2018. The details to include particulars of the companies awarded the contracts such as directors and owners (including beneficial Owners). Beneficial ownership President Uhuru Kenyatta orders full public disclosure of details of Government tenders
Accountable Repatriation 12/06/2018 Kenya commits to strengthening her asset recovery legislation and to strengthening capacities to undertake civil assets recovery. Kenya supports the development of internationally-endorsed guidelines for the transparent and accountable management of returned stolen assets. Kenya Ongoing Asset recovery STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ON THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN SWISS FEDERAL COUNCIL AND GOVERNMENT OF KENYA ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
Access to Domestic Law Enforcement 12/06/2018 Kenya commits to ensuring that international and domestic law enforcement agencies have full and effective access to beneficial ownership information for companies and other legal entities registered within their jurisdiction. Kenya Ongoing The Companies Amendment Act 2017 requires companies to disclose names and addresses of Beneficial Owners. Additionally the Business Registration Service has since designed the forms that Companies will use to collect information on beneficial owners . The forms are however yet to be Gazetted. Beneficial ownership The Companies Amendment Act 2017
Open Contracting Data Standard 11/06/2018 Georgia will work towards effective implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standard, focusing on major projects as an early priority. Georgia will implement the principles of the Open Data Charter. Georgia Underway Georgia has created a website, but it does not yet include open data standards for simplified procurement Public procurement Fact Sheet on Public Procurement in Georgia: 2011-2018
Transparency and Integrity 11/06/2018 Bulgaria commits to keeping public contracting and government budgets open and transparent to prevent and expose the theft and misuse of taxpayers’ money. Bulgaria Ongoing The Public Procurement Agency maintains a publicly available register of all tenders launched in the country. According to the Public Procurement Act, all public bodies are obliged to publish tendering documentation and certain set of information for each separate procedure. However, high standards are yet to be accomplished. Public procurement Procurement procedures portal
Public Register 11/06/2018 Bulgaria commits to exposing illicit financial flows through lifting the veil of secrecy over who owns and controls companies. It already has made public its registry for companies registered under its own jurisdiction and supports internationally recognised measures that ensure accurate and timely information on foreign registered beneficial ownership is made available to all those who need it. Bulgaria No data There is no publicly available information on specific planned or implemented activities towards introduction of internationally recognised measures on beneficial ownership disclosure. Beneficial ownership
Reporting Corruption 11/06/2018 Bulgaria commits to ensuring citizens are able to report incidents of corruption without fear of reprisal and with confidence that any credible information they provide will be acted on and their identity protected when necessary. Bulgaria’s Draft Corruption Prevention and Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act has detailed provisions regarding the credibility and admissibility of anonymous signals aiming to encourage citizens to report corruption while protecting their identities. Bulgaria Abandoned In early 2018 the new anti-corruption law (Prevention of Corruption and Forfeiture of Illegal Assets Act) has been adopted. Although in the first draft (2016) there were provisions regarding anonymous reporting, these were later abandoned and the current law provides for processing of signed complaints only. Further, the law focuses over the prevention of corrupt behaviour and conflict of interest among high public officials and requires the compliants to provide evidence in support to their claims. Thus in practice there is no effective mechanism for reporting of wrongdoing by average citizens or lower-level staff. Provisions for protection of whistleblowers from potential reprisal are too vague and compensation might be received in a lawsuit under general regime. Generally speaking, the issue lacks in public communication at all. Whistleblower/civil society space protection Prevention of Corruption and Forfeiture of Illegal Assets Act
Public Contracting 11/06/2018 Bulgaria commits to actively investigating the link between corruption and organised crime. Organised criminals use the proceeds from illicit market activities and contraband to influence the judiciary, law-enforcement, central and local government, and the media in order to facilitate their criminal activities, launder proceeds, or win public contracts for their legal fronts. Profits from public contracts awarded to companies linked to organised crime are used to finance VAT fraud schemes or the illicit trade in excise tax goods or drugs. Seizing the profits of organised criminals and denying access to public contracts of their front companies is key to tackling corruption. Bulgaria No data This is the most important commitment, but so far no particular solution has been proposed, a mechanism is not in place to limit the access of "dirty money" into the public governance process through the public procurement system. Beneficial ownership
Open Contracting Data Standard 11/06/2018 Bulgaria commits to the implementation of the Open Contracting Data Standard as part of its new e-government procurement work. Bulgaria Underway In March 2017 the Public Procurement Agency launched a procedure for selection of contractor to implement a new web-based procurement portal. The contract has been concluded in December 2017. According to it, an e-procurement system should be implemented following the Open Contracting Data Standard. The execution deadline is set 36 months. Public procurement Full text of the Contract Agreement
Legislation 11/06/2018 Bulgaria commits to uncovering, seizing and returning the proceeds of corruption to their legitimate owners. Bulgaria’s Commission for the Withdrawal of Criminal Assets has gained strength and considerable experience in recovering and confiscating illicit proceeds and will benefit from its proposed inclusion in a new powerful Anti-corruption Bureau proposed under the Draft Corruption Prevention and Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act. The draft Law focuses on cases of unexplained wealth and allows for the reversal of burden of proof. Bulgaria Ongoing In early 2018 the new anti-corruption law (Prevention of Corruption and Forfeiture of Illegal Assets Act) has been adopted and a new Commission for prevention of corruption and forfeiture of illegal assets established. This new body merges the former Asset Forfeiture Commission (CIAF), the former Conflict of Interests Commission, the former Centre for Prevention and Fight against Corruption and Organised Crime, and departments of the National Audit Office and the State Agency for National Security being in charge in prevention of corruption among high public officials. The law changes the structure and management model of the listed bodies, but does not upgrade the confiscation system. The amount of actually collected assets remains low. The only improvement worth to mention is the regulation for allocation of 30% of confiscated assed for social purposes, however the exact mechanism is yet to be set. Asset recovery New anti-cottuption law- 'Prevention of Corruption and Forfeiture of Illegal Assets Act'
Accountable Repatriation 11/06/2018 Bulgaria commits to providing technical assistance and expertise on asset recovery and welcomes international cooperation on transparent and accountable management of returned assets. Bulgaria Ongoing CIAF participates in a number European and international networks dealing with confiscation of illegal assets, including CARIN, SIENA, ARO platform, ECAB, MONEYVAL committee, etc. Representatives of the Commission continuously participate in bilateral and multilateral meetings and events. Detailed information on international cooperation have been provided in the CIAF's activity reports for 2016 year (p. 35) and for 2017 (p. 31). Asset recovery Committee for Combating Corruption and the withdrawal of illegally acquired property Activity report for 2017 Committee for Combating Corruption and the withdrawal of illegally acquired property Activity report for 2016
Reporting Corruption 11/06/2018 Brazil will continue to strengthen mechanisms to make it easier for citizens to report corruption, to facilitate actions including by law enforcement on the information provided, and to protect “whistle blowers” and others in the public and private employees who take personal risks to unveil corruption activities. Brazil Underway Several measures have been taken recently:

• Law 13.460 of June 26th, 2017, on social participation, protection and guarantee of the rights of public service users. Provides that every entity must have effective channels to receive citizens complaints and other communications, including reports of corruption. It also provides that any personal information about the complainant/whistleblower must be kept secret.

• Law 13.806 of January 10th, 2018, on public hotlines for complaints including reports on corruption. It introduces the possibility for the government to reward citizens that provide information that helps police investigation. It also provides that any personal information about the complainant/whistleblower must be kept secret.

• Interministerial Ordinance 424 of December 30th, 2016 (Portaria Interministerial nº 424/2016) establishes that any municipality that receives money from the Federal Government (with the exception of resources transferred due to legal or constitutional obligations) must have an effective channel for citizens to report irregularities.

• An online system was created by CGU and made available in 2017 for all municipalities with no cost, named E-Ouv Municípios, for them to receive citizens’ complaints in the terms of the Interministerial Ordinance 424 (https://sistema.ouvidorias.gov.br/publico/BuscadorOuvidorias/BuscadorOuvidorias.aspx).

• The topic of whistleblower protection is being widely debated, including within the Brazilian National Anti-corruption Strategy (ENCCLA). There are also several bills under evaluation at the Brazilian Congress that deal with this topic, such as PL 9167/2017 and PL 8727/2.

Whistleblower/civil society space protection E-Ouv online system to receive citizens' complaints
Public Contracting 11/06/2018 Brazil has also taken measures to guarantee that information on the beneficial owner of companies participating in bids and public procurement processes is assembled and verified before the establishment of public contracts. Brazil No data No publicly available information on such measure that would guarantee the collection of Beneficial Ownership information before signing the contract Beneficial ownership
Debarment Database 11/06/2018 Brazil is committed to ensuring full access and transparency of information on companies punished in the terms of the Corporate Liability Law and the Public Procurement Law, through the use of the National Registry of Punished Companies (CNEP) and the Registry of Ineligible and Suspended Companies (CEIS) Brazil Underway Both systems are operational (http://www.portaltransparencia.gov.br/cnep/; http://www.portaltransparencia.gov.br/ceis/). In the terms of Law 12.846/13, all government agencies in all levels of government are obliged to register the information on companies punished. However, Brazil has 5570 municipalities and it takes time to get all of them to comply, especially the smaller ones. In relation to the information on companies punished by agencies of the Federal Government, in July 2017 a new system was launched by the Ministry of Transparency and Comptroller General (CGU), named CGUPJ, to streamline the registration of the information. Public procurement Registry of Ineligible and Suspended Companies
Public Contracting 11/06/2018 Taking steps to ensure transparency of the ownership and control of all companies involved in property purchase and public contracting. Supporting the establishment of transparent central registers of foreign companies​bidding on public contracts and buying property, and intend to explore options for taking similar action. Afghanistan No data No progress since 2017 Beneficial ownership
Property 11/06/2018 Taking steps to ensure transparency of the ownership and control of all companies involved in property purchase and public contracting. Supporting the establishment of transparent central registers of foreign companies​ bidding on public contracts and buying property, and intend to explore options for taking similar action. Afghanistan No data No progress since 2017 Beneficial ownership
Legislation 11/06/2018 Strengthening asset recovery legislation, including through non­conviction based confiscation powers and the introduction of unexplained wealth orders Afghanistan No data No progress since 2017 Asset recovery
Corrupt Bidders 11/06/2018 Exploring ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders Afghanistan Ongoing National Procurement Authority-NPA, initiated the process to pave the way for cross-border debarment. Different countries have different legal and regulatory environments which are specific to the context and requirements of those countries. Coupled with the need for coordinated regional and global action, cross-border debarment has become near to impossible in practice. No progress since 2017. Public procurement Government of Afghanistan Debarment Database
Automatic Exchange of Information 11/06/2018 Joining the pilot initiative for automatic exchange of beneficial information​ Afghanistan No data No progress since 2017 Beneficial ownership
Open Contracting Data Standard 08/06/2018 Working towards phased implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standard​, focusing on major projects as an early priority Afghanistan Ongoing The National Procurement Authority of Afghanistan has signed a trilateral agreement with Open Contracting Partnership-OCP and Integrity Watch Afghanistan-IWA to implement OCDS in Afghanistan. With the technical support of OCP, NPA has managed to complete the first draft of field level mapping and systems mapping in accordance with the OCP guidelines. Furthermore, all the data points of the five stages of Open Contracting Data Standards-OCDS have been considered to be captured in Afghanistan’s procurement systems. In addition to the major data points of OCDS, NPA has managed to establish a comprehensive Contract Progress Monitoring System for the fifth stage of OCDS i.e. contract implementation. At this stage all the required information is being published about above threshold projects in NPA’s website. Furthermore, the OCP and World Bank-WB’s joint mission visited Afghanistan from 14th July 2017, till 23rd July 2017 to conduct the initial Open Contracting Assessment in Afghanistan. Through this assessment the level of contract openness will be assessed in both the demand and supply sides in the country. The assessment report will be finalized in September 2017 and will provide NPA with specific recommendations for fulfilling Open Contracting Data Standards. Public procurement Open Contracting Annual Report 2017
Protecting Whistleblowers 06/04/2018 The UK is committed to providing effective protections for whistleblowers and made recent legislative changes to make the system more transparent. The UK will review the effectiveness of these changes UK Inactive The UK's Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-22 states that in 2018/19 the UK will 'Review in 2018/19 the recent changes to the whistleblowing framework, as introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013' Whistleblower/civil society space protection HM Government, United Kingdom Anti-corruption Strategy 2017-2022
Open Contracting Data Standard 06/04/2018 The UK Crown Commercial Service will implement the Open Contracting Data Standard by October 2016. The UK is trialling the principles of this Standard in High Speed Two (HS2). The UK will join the new Contracting 5 group to promote open contracting globally. UK Complete The UK implemented the Open Contracting Data Standard in November 2016. In doing so, it became the first G7 country to commit to the Open Contracting Data Standard for contracts administered by the Crown Commercial Service. The whole process of awarding public sector contracts is now visible to the public for the first time. Public procurement Gov.uk Criminal Finances Bill
Corrupt Bidders 06/04/2018 The UK will introduce a conviction check process to prevent corrupt bidders with relevant convictions from winning public contracts, and is committed to exploring ways of sharing such information across borders. UK Overdue The UK's Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-22 reiterated this commitment, stating that a trial conviction check process would begin in December 2017. As of the end of March 2018, this trial has not yet started. Public procurement HM Governemtn, United Kingdom Anti-corruption Strategy 2017-2022
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre 06/04/2018 The UK will work with others to establish an International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre and will provide people and resources to support it. UK Complete The International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre was launched on 5 July 2017 Law enforcement National Crime Agency
Legislation 06/04/2018 The UK is consulting on stronger asset recovery legislation, including non-conviction based confiscation powers and the introduction of unexplained wealth orders. UK Complete The UK's consultation into unexplained wealth orders closed in 2016, and UWOs have since come into force. Asset recovery Unexplained Wealth Orders a landmark moment in fight against corruption
Global Asset Recovery Forum 06/04/2018 The UK will work with others to establish a Global Forum for Asset Recovery and will provide resources to support it. We will co-host the inaugural meeting of the Global Forum with the United States of America in 2017, focusing on Nigeria, Ukraine, Tunisia and Sri Lanka. UK Complete The Global Forum on Asset Recovery was held in Washington, DC, from 4-6 December 2017 Asset recovery Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) Accountable asset return
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre 06/04/2018 New Zealand will support the proposal to establish an International Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Coordination Centre (‘IACCC’) by nominating a representative to the IACCC. New Zealand Complete New Zealand Police have increased the capacity of its FIU so that, amongst other things, it is better equipped to work closely with relevant international and national organisations to support countries to keep out the proceeds/ activities of grand corruption. Law enforcement New Zealand has nominated representatives to the Governance Board of the IACCC
Transparency and Integrity 06/04/2018 New Zealand will continue and intensify efforts to develop procurement capability, including initiatives that safeguard integrity in the procurement process. New Zealand Underway Government tenders are advertised online. New Zealand has also established a Procurement Capability Index, which is a tool designed to assist government agencies to self-assess procurement performance against a wide range of measures, including governance, accountability and good procurement practice measures. From mid to late 2017, all agencies covered by the Government Rules of Sourcing will be required to complete the Procurement Capability Index. New Zealand Government Procurement will report the findings to Ministers. TINZ does not consider that the monitoring of procurement implementation is strong enough and is working to raise this and find ways of improving it. Public procurement Government tenders are advertised online at
Debarment Database 06/04/2018 New Zealand will explore establishing an accessible and central database of companies with final convictions for bribery and corruption offences, and ways of sharing information on corrupt bidders across borders. New Zealand Inactive It is unclear whether progress has been made to explore this initiative as the action taken refers to existing information initiatives on websites. There does not appear to be any concrete action to explore the possibility of a central database. Public procurement Some relevant information is already available on the Serious Fraud Office website
Public Register 06/04/2018 New Zealand commits to exploring the establishment of a public central register of company beneficial ownership information. New Zealand No data Limited progress has been made but as there is no deadline it is hard to measure progress. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is exploring the establishment of a public central register of company beneficial ownership information. At the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings in February 2017, MBIE met with officials from a range of countries to better understand how other countries are exploring and implementing beneficial ownership registers. MBIE also met with officials from the UK Treasury and UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London. MBIE has noted that it intends to consult with stakeholders on this issue later this year (2017). Beneficial ownership
Access to International Law Enforcement 06/04/2018 New Zealand will also continue to implement bilateral arrangements that will ensure law enforcement in one partner country has full and effective access to the beneficial ownership information of companies incorporated in the other partner country. New Zealand Underway The Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Bill, which followed the Government Inquiry into Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules, received Royal Assent on 21 February 2017. The Bill tightens New Zealand’s foreign trust disclosure rules, including for beneficiaries of fixed trusts. The amendments also allow Inland Revenue to share information about foreign trusts for law enforcement purposes with the Department of Internal Affairs and the Police. Inland Revenue has proceeded to implement the legislation, especially the registration requirement for foreign trusts. The requirement for annual returns will commence later this year. New Zealand law enforcement agencies can receive and provide information through various bilateral arrangements (such as tax treaties), multilateral arrangements (e.g. the Egmont Group), and through formal mutual legal assistance arrangements. Beneficial ownership The Companies Act 1993 and Limited Partnerships Act 2008
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