TI Exporting Corruption Report 2018: Report on the Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
Application Closing Date - 15 Dec 2017
Job Start Date - 10 Jan, 2018
Duration - 10 January – 30 June 2018
Location - Remote is possible
The 1997 OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (OECD Anti-Bribery Convention) is a landmark agreement establishing an international framework and standards for collective efforts to stem the “supply side” of corruption coming from the main exporting and investing countries.
For eleven years TI has prepared Progress Reports intended to provide an annual assessment of enforcement in OECD Convention signatory states. The latest was published in 2015.
The Consultant will assist in the preparation of the TI Exporting Corruption Report 2018 the twelfth annual report of the series, covering foreign bribery enforcement in the 43 parties to the Convention in 2017 in a structure comparable to the previous reports. In addition, the consultant will assist with the preparation of 2 country reports on foreign bribery enforcement by countries that are not parties to the Convention (China and Chinese Taipei). The reports will cover cross-cutting issues to be selected by TI chapters.
The Consultant’s main responsibilities are collecting (ensuring timely delivery and quality) 43 country assessments from the experts/National Chapters, checking the quantitative and qualitative content provided by them, editing their country reports, scoring the enforcement efforts of the countries based on information on investigation and cases and doing the same for the 2 non-Convention countries distilling the content of the questionnaire into ‘Country Reports’.
More specifically the Consultant will assist / engage in / provide:
- Correspondence with respondents to ensure their delivery of their country assessments (new and updated details on investigations and cases, updates of the text of the country reports);
- Preparation of 5 – 10 case studies (about 1 -2 pages in length);
- Review of updated country reports, fact-checking and clarification of issues with country experts. The country reports will have four sections (1) Inadequacies in legal framework, including up to four cross-cutting issues; (2) inadequacies in enforcement system, including up to four cross-cutting issues; (3) recent developments; and (4) recommendations and also supply information on investigations and cases.
- Checking the accuracy of the investigations and cases sheets, as well as updated country reports against any existing OECD Phase 3 and 4 Reports, OAS – MESICIC Fifth Round Reports, GRECO Third Evaluation Round - Theme I, Country self‐assessment report on implementation and enforcement of G20 commitments on foreign bribery and the previous TI 2015 Exporting Corruption Report and providing a list of reports checked (as these reports were considered in the preparation of previous reports, check those that were published in 2014 or later).
- Review of the country assessments (questionnaires) of China and Taiwan, fact-checking and clarification of issues with country experts and distilling the content of the questionnaire into ‘Country Reports’.
- Integrating any supplementary case material from TIS and possibly from pro bono lawyers.
- Supplementary case research to improve country assessments by checking for additional cases and case references via internet or other open sources (access to Meltwater media monitoring service will be provided by TI). Cases added by Consultant to be highlighted.
- Completing excel country sheets for scoring (based on new information from 2014 as well as on information available in the Exporting Corruption/OECD Progress Reports of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015).
- Classification of cases and investigations for scoring.
- Drafting final version and consolidating updated country reports submitted by country experts and any further enhancing of country reports if needed.
- Preparing an index of cases/companies/countries involved in investigations/cases
- Discussing investigations/cases and scoring with TI advocacy advisor and/or other consultant.
- 43 country reports updated and edited (with track changes) + 2 country reports of non OECD Convention countries. Two country reports – Lithuania and Costa Rica – have to be written from scratch.
- 43 investigations and cases excel sheets completed for years of 2014-2017 + 2 investigations and cases excel sheets populated with data on years of 2014-2017
- Scoring table similar to the one in the 2015 Exporting Corruption Report prepared on the basis of 43 + 2 excel sheets
- Index of companies/countries involved in investigations/cases created for the period of 2014-2017.
- A tracking list of reports used for checking accuracy of country reports.
- Case studies –5- 10 (number and length to be determined)
- Introduction and summary of key report themes
- Text on link between foreign bribery enforcement and grand corruption
- January 2018 – select and start preparation of several case studies
- February 2018 – responses to questionnaire due
- March 2018 – review responses and prepare draft report
- April 2018 – draft of report circulated to chapters and experts
- May 2018 – report sent to OECD Working Group on Bribery
- June 2018 – feedback from OECD Working Group on Bribery and report finalised (at this stage the chapters will also have prepared advocacy plans)
- End-June – launch of report, with media releases at international and national levels
Application and contact information
Please email your application package by 15 December 2017 close of business, with “Exporting Corruption Report” in the subject line to email@example.com
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- Letter describing your motivation and qualifications for the assignment;
- Curriculum vitae including two references (contact information);
- Links, reference to work sample and previous research/policy papers;
- A cost estimate broken down by daily fee, number of days and other costs, if applicable;
- A note regarding availability in the stated assignment period;
- Completed vendor form.
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