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The stake of the fight against corruption according to the OECD

An article published by the OECD in 2000 is worth being read again.

"When corruption permeates a country’s political and economic institutions, it is no longer a matter of a few dishonest individuals, but rather institutional, systemic corruption. It is a phenomenon which thrives where institutions are weak or non-existent. And it is strongly related to poor governance. Systemic corruption happens most where adequate legislative controls are lacking, where there is no independent judiciary or oversight, and where independent professional media and civil society agencies are absent. Reforms aimed at providing greater transparency and accountability of public institutions and government operations are urgently needed to redress such corruption.
There is much to be done. And let it not be forgotten that wherever corruption occurs and at whatever level, the ultimate victims of corruption are ordinary citizens and society at large. That is why fighting corruption is so important. Finding effective, credible and enforceable measures to stamp out corruption and to hold those guilty accountable is more than a noble objective. Our economic, political and legal institutions may depend on it

The FATF report 2006-2007 is available in English.

It clearly states that "Funding for the FATF is provided by its members on an annual basis and in accordance with the scale of contribution to the OECD. The cost of the secretariat and other services is met by the FATF budget, using the OECD as the channel for these operations. This scale is based on a formula related to the size of the country’s economy. Non-OECD members’ contributions are calculated using the
same scale of OECD members. The two member organisations also make contributions to the FATF

Therefore when the previous paragraph states that "Thanks to a generous grant from Luxembourg, the FATF has been working to improve its information technology systems, with a view to providing FATF delegations with better access to confidential documents. This system will be strengthened over the coming year and the FATF will then be in a position to enhance its public website." we are no longer in the normal financing.

Organisations like the FATF with a controlling role should not receive such grants from their members and members should not give any grant. How the FATF would be able to sanction poor compliance in the future ? How the positive report on the member would be reliable in the future ? The grant introduces a doubt which is a shame for the financial community worldwide.

Active and passive corruption are standardised in a way.

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