The OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (OECD/ACN) is a regional outreach programme of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. The OECD/ACN is open to countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The main counterparts are the national governments and anti-corruption authorities of the participating countries. Civil society, business sector, international organisations and international financial institutions, as well as other countries take an active part in the OECD/ACN.
The OECD/ACN was established in 1998. Its main objective is to support its member countries in their efforts to prevent and fight corruption. It provides a regional forum for the promotion of anti-corruption activities, exchange of information, elaboration of best practices and donor coordination.The OECD/ACN operates through general meetings and conferences, sub-regional initiatives and thematic projects.
Secretariat - The OECD/ACN Secretariat is based at the Anti-Corruption Division of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. The Secretariat is responsible for the development and implementation of the work programme.
Programme of Work - The OECD/ACN supports participating countries in their anti-corruption reform efforts, in particular the practical implementation of anti-corruption measures and effective enforcement of anti-corruption laws. The current programme of work was approved at the 24th OECD/ACN Steering Group meeting in March 2019. Programme of Work 2020-2024
In 2021, the OECD Anti-Corruption Network Action for the Eastern Partnership was launched. This project provides assistance to the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP) by strengthening evidence-based anti-corruption policy development and enhanced implementation of anti-corruption reforms, reinforce law enforcement action against high-level and complex corruption and strengthen specific corruption-prone sectors in education and business.
The Steering Group is comprised of the National Coordinators from OECD/ACN countries, as well as representatives from partner organisations and countries. It guides the Secretariat in the development, implementation and assessment of the OECD/ACN programme of work. The Steering Group meetings also provide a platform to debate regional anti-corruption issues, to promote good practice in anti-corruption reforms in the region and to support the implementation of the UNCAC.
Steering Group Summary Reports
26th Steering Group Meeting, October 2021 English
25th Steering Group Meeting, May 2020 English
24th Steering Group Meeting, March 2019 English
23rd Steering Group Meeting, July 2018, English
22nd Steering Group Meeting, September 2017 English
21st Steering Group Meeting, September 2016 English
20th Steering Group Meeting, April 2016 English
19th Steering Group Meeting, October 2015 English
18th Steering Group Meeting, March 2015 English
17th Steering Group Meeting, October 2014 English
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. OECD countries also take part in the ACN.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s declaration of independence.