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Behavioural Insights for Integrity

Focussing on systems and institutions, the human dimension of integrity is often overlooked. Yet, integrity depends on people’s choices.

A growing body of evidence has shed light on how corrupt networks function, how individuals are tempted to profit from corruption and how they react to the incentives provided by anti-corruption measures.

Behavioural research provides a wealth of insights for policy makers to develop innovative and well-targeted integrity policies.

Guidelines on Measuring Trust

"If a business offered a job to a politician in exchange for political favours, do you think the politician would accept?” – asking the right questions can generate valuable evidence for integrity.

Behavioural Insights and Public Policy

This collection of over 100 case studies shows how behavioural insights are being applied to public policies around the world. 

Policy Capture

When public decisions over policies are directed away from the public interest, it exacerbates inequalities and undermine democratic values, economic growth and trust in government.

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The research

See our country reports, comparative evidence and analysis of international practices:

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Contact us

Contact the public sector integrity division at:

GOVintegrity@oecd.org