OECD Handbook on Public Integrity

These documents are intended for the economic players concerned and involved in compliance, ethics and the fight against corruption.

Integrity is one of the pillars of political, economic and social structures, and the cornerstone of good governance. Yet no country is immune to violations of the principles of integrity.

At all levels and branches of government, unethical interactions between public and private actors can violate the principles of integrity at all stages of the political process. Meeting this challenge requires a whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach.

The OECD Manual on Public Integrity provides guidance to governments, businesses and civil society. It comments on the thirteen principles of the OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity and identifies the challenges to their implementation. Finally, it provides guidance for improving cooperation between entities within government, as well as between national and subnational levels. In order to create cultures of integrity across government and society, the Handbook details the essential elements of a merit-based human resources management system and the main ingredients of open organizational cultures.

It also clarifies the role of government in providing advice to businesses, civil society and citizens on how to uphold the values of public integrity. In addition, the Handbook describes how to use the risk management process to assess and manage integrity risks, and outlines how to use the enforcement system to ensure true accountability for integrity breaches.

In addition, the Initial Recommendation of January 2017 of the OECD on public integrity constitutes the blueprint for this approach, and the OECD Manual published in May 20120 on public integrity provides guidance for the implementation. of this master plan.

The chapters of the Handbook clarify the meaning of the Recommendation in practice and identify implementation challenges that countries may face.

Finally, the webinar of 01/07/20, moderated by Frédéric Boehm around :

Seynabou NDiaye Diakate, National Office for the Fight against Fraud and Corruption of Senegal
Didier Migaud, High Authority for the transparency of public life
Emmanuel Lulin, L'Oreal
Ahmed Laamoumri, Ministry of Administration and Civil Service Reform of Morocco

was structured around the following questions:

  1. OFNAC: How does it emphasize the culture of integrity and exemplarity? What elements need to be in place?
  2. HATPV: What does it mean to spread a culture of integrity? How does LCBFT translate concretely?
  3. Morocco: What does integrity mean at the level of government and society? What are the main elements and strategies for fighting corruption?
  4. L'Oréal: What is the vision of the culture of integrity? How are ethics and responsible lobbying articulated?
  5. AFA: How does it go about supporting integrity in public enterprises?

The final question was about implementation challenges, and equally relevant questions and answers.

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