HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
USA
France
Indices
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:
74 out of 134
Overall Score:
8,83 out of 10
Rank:
10 out of 117
Overall Score:
69 out of 100
Rank:
23 out of 180
Rank:
33 out of 133
Overall Score:
0,73 out of 1
Rank:
20 out of 128
Overall Score:
74 out of 100
Overall Score:
64 out of 150
Rank:
110 out of 134
Overall Score:
8,59 out of 10
Rank:
16 out of 114
International Cooperation
UN
GRECO
OECD
G20
APEC
FATF
OAS
UN
GRECO
OECD
G20
FATF
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.
France
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2005.
  • The review under the second cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The executive summary is available here.
  • GRECO’s member since 1999.
  • The Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Convention on Corruption was ratified in 2008.
  • The Council of Europe’s Civil Law Convention on Corruption was ratified in 2008.
  • The fifth 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 2000.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 3 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • G20 Presidency in 2011.
  • The documents adopted under France’s Presidency are available here.
  • Member of the FATF since 1990.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
Main Legislation
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).

France
  1. Penal Code, articles 121.1, 432.11 – 432.14, 433.1 – 433.2, 435.1 – 435.4, 445.1 – 445.4
    (Code pénal: art. 121.1, 432.11 – 432.14, 433.1 – 433.2, 435.1 – 435.4, 445.1 – 445.4), (French);

  2. Law of October 11, 2013 No. 2013-907 «On Transparency of Public Life»
    (Loi n° 2013-907 du 11 octobre 2013 relative à la transparence de la vie publique), (French);

  3. Law of April 20, 2016 No. 2016-483 «On Ethics, Rights and Obligations of Civil Servants»
    (Loi n° 2016-483 du 20 avril 2016 relative à la déontologie et aux droits et obligations des fonctionnaires), (French);

  4. Law of December 9, 2016 No. 2016-1691 «On Transparency, Fight against Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life»
    (Loi n° 2016-1691 du 9 décembre 2016 relative à la transparence, à la lutte contre la corruption et à la modernisation de la vie économique), (French);

  5. Notice on the French Anti-Corruption Agency Guidelines to help Public and Private Sector Entities to Prevent and Detect Bribery, Influence Peddling, Extortion by Public Officials, Illegal Taking of Interest, Misappropriation of Public Funds and Favouritism
    (Recommandations destinées à aider les personnes morales de droit public et de droit privé à prévenir et à détecter les faits de corruption, de trafic d'influence, de concussion, de prise illégale d'intérêts, de détournement de fonds publics et de favoritisme), (French), (English).

Anti-Corruption Bodies
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).

France
  1. French Anti-Corruption Agency
    (Agence française anticorruption), (French);

  2. National Financial Prosecutor’s Office
    (Parquet national financier), (French);

  3. Central Office for the Fight against Corruption and Financial and Tax Offences
    (Office central de lutte contre la corruption et les infractions financières et fiscales), (French);

  4. High Authority for Transparency in Public Life
    (Haute Autorité pour la transparence de la vie publique), (French/English);

  5. Paris Prosecutor’s Office
    (Parquet de Paris), (French).

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