B20 Turkey (2015)

The Turkish Presidency of the B20 in 2015 established an Anti-Corruption taskforce.

Other taskforces were: Financing Growth; Trade; Infrastructure and Investment; Employment; SMEs and Entrepreneurship.

Policy document: B20 Anti-Corruption Taskforce Policy Paper 2015 

Excerpts:

RECOMMENDATION 1: Implement G20 principles related to transparency and ownership.

  • Value: Increased transparency and means to recovery of stolen assets. 
  • Target: Achieve adherence to the G20 principles across the member countries. 
  • Action: Benchmark how companies meet beneficial ownership standards and use leading practices to develop guidance on how they can meet the G20 high-level principles. 

RECOMMENDATION 2: Reduce corruption and improve efficiency in trade by moving towards a comprehensive digital environment for customs and cross-border systems through public-private collaboration in all G20 countries within five years. 

  • Value: Efficient cross-border trade and increased foreign direct investment. 
  • Target: G20 member countries adopting digital systems within five years. 
  • Action: 
  • a. Prepare a comparative performance report on customs automation in G20 countries. 
  • b. Create a case for change for customs brokers. 
  • c. Prepare a customs-specific collective-action toolkit for use by brokers.

RECOMMENDATION 3: Commit to encourage enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and UN Convention against Corruption. 

  • Value: Improvement of clarity for business regarding expected standards of conduct and simplification of compliance requirements 
  • Target: Japan to sign the OECD Convention; 36 states to sign UNCAC 
  • Action: Encourage the governments of India and Indonesia to adopt OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. 

RECOMMENDATION 4: Promote integrity in public procurement by incentivizing business-compliance programs, instituting digital systems, and continue to develop the concept of high-level reporting mechanisms (HLRMs). 

  • Value: By improving the efficacy of the procurement cycle, ensure better service delivery and use of public money, leading to the betterment of the overall investment climate in countries.
  • Target: Adoption of different public procurement mechanisms across the G20 countries. 
  • Action:
  • a. Develop guidance and models to support the development of and incentivize effective anti-corruption compliance programs. 
  • b. Develop and encourage the implementation of e-procurement systems by G20 members. 
  • c. Continue developing the concept of High-Level Reporting Mechanisms (HLRMs) and promote it among G20 countries.

RECOMMENDATION 5: Provide SMEs in G20 countries with practical means to strengthen their resistance to corruption and enable them to begin to  begin to understand and implement the best international standards in their business operations.

  • Value: Strengthen SME resistance to corruption through education and raising awareness.
  • Target: Dissemination of the toolkit to SMEs in G20 countries by the next B20 conference.
  • Action: Produce an anti-corruption toolkit for SMEs, including a training module.