HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
Costa Rica
USA
Indices
Overall Score:
57 out of 100
Rank:
42 out of 180
Rank:
83 out of 133
Overall Score:
0,68 out of 1
Rank:
25 out of 128
Overall Score:
57 out of 100
Overall Score:
8,04 out of 10
Rank:
25 out of 117
Overall Score:
67 out of 100
Rank:
25 out of 180
Rank:
2 out of 133
Overall Score:
0,72 out of 1
Rank:
21 out of 128
Overall Score:
76 out of 100
Overall Score:
83 out of 150
Rank:
72 out of 129
Overall Score:
8,83 out of 10
Rank:
10 out of 117
International Cooperation
UN
OECD
OAS
UN
GRECO
OECD
G20
APEC
FATF
OAS
Costa Rica
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2007.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The country report is available here.
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 2017.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 2 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • The Inter-American Convention against Corruption was ratified in 1997.
USA
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2006.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The country report is available here. The self-assessment checklist under the second cycle is available here.
  • GRECO’s member since 2000.
  • The Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Convention on Corruption is not ratified.
  • The Council of Europe’s Civil Law Convention on Corruption is not ratified. 
  • The forth evaluation round is completed. The evaluation report is available here
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 1998.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 4 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • G20 Presidency in 2008 (Washington) and in 2009 (Pittsburg).
  • The documents adopted under the US Presidency are available here (Washington) and here (Pittsburg).
  • APEC’s member since 1989.
  • Member of the FATF since 1990.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
  • The Inter-American Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2000.
Main Legislation
Costa Rica
  1. Criminal Code, Part XIV Crimes against the Administration of Justice, Section I
    (Ley 4573, Código Penal, Titulo XIV Delitos contra la Administración de Justicia, Sección I), (Spanish);

  2. Law No. 8422 «On Countering Corruption and Illicit Enrichment in Civil Service»
    (Ley 8422 contra la corrupción y el enriquecimeinto ilícito en la función pública), (Spanish);

  3. Law No. 9699 «On Liability of Legal Persons for Bribery, Transnational Bribery and other Crimes»
    (Ley 9699 Responsabilidad de las personas jurídicas sobre cohechos domésticos, soborno transnacional y otros delitos), (Spanish).

USA
  1. 18 US Code, Chapter 11 - Bribery, Graft, and Conflicts of Interest, (English);

  2. 5 US Code Appendix, Ethics in Government Act of 1978, (English);

  3. 5 Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter XVI – Office of Government Ethics, (English);

  4. 15 US Code, Anti-Bribery and Books and Records Provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, (English);

  5. 18 US Сode, Chapter 96 - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, (English).

Anti-Corruption Bodies
Costa Rica
  1. General Prosecutor’s Office of Costa Rica
    (Procuraduría General de la República de Costa Rica), (Spanish).

 
USA
  1. US Department of Justice, (English);

  2. Office of Government Ethics, (English);

  3. Interagency Ethics Council, (English);

  4. United States Securities and Exchange Commission, (English);

  5. United States Office of Special Counsel, (English);

  6. Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, (English);

  7. United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Combating Corruption in the Multilateral Development Banks, (English).

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