From May 24 to 26, the High Authority took part in the Global Forum on Integrity and Anti-corruption, organized by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as in the Working Party of Senior Public Integrity Officials (SPIO).
Every year, the OECD organizes this forum, which brings together representatives of governments, international organizations and civil society, enabling them to exchange views on reforms and best practices in the field of integrity and the fight against corruption.
This 11th edition was held under the theme « from action to impact ». The implication of the private sector in the fight against corruption and the promotion of integrity were at the forefront of discussions.
A special panel also addressed the issue of foreign influence and the fight against undue influence, David Newman, a representative of the US Department of Justice, presented the registry instituted by the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in the United States.
As part of the « Tech & Analytics » working group, the High Authority presented the « HAL » tool for assisting the declaration of interest representatives. This software helps to improve the quality of declarations by establishing minimum drafting rules (number of words, list of verbs classified according to their « quality », etc.).
The High Authority also took part in the meeting of the Working Party of Senior Public Integrity Officials (SPIO). Some delegations presented the technologies used within their institutions to fight against corruption. The work of the taskforce to which the High Authority belongs on indicators developed by the OECD to measure public integrity was also presented to SPIO members.
From left to right: Petra de Sutter, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Elisabeth David Barrett, Head of OECD’s Global Programme on Measuring Corruption, James Anderson, Global lead on Anti-corruption, World Bank, Claire Duffett Thomas of the US State Department, Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International