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  • 19-December-2011

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    Ministerial Advisors

    This report considers why ministers use the services of advisors, how they are appointed, the special status they enjoy, the concerns they have prompted in the general public, and how reform may make them more accountable and improve the transparency of their status.

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  • 28-November-2011

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    Legal instruments for corruption prevention in public governance

    The Legal Instruments for Preventing Corruption aim at regulating lobbying, public procurement, conflicts of interest and ethics in the public sector. The setting and promotion of standards allow to improve public sector governance with a view to safeguarding the interests of citizens.

  • 24-November-2011

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    Ministerial Advisors - Role, Influence and Management

    Government leaders need high-quality and responsive advice to make informed decisions, particularly to help restore long-term economic growth. Indeed, in many countries ministerial advisors are appointed primarily in order to increase the responsiveness of government and help address strategic challenges faced by government leaders. At the same time, their sheer number and the opacity surrounding their status have prompted widespread concern. These are two findings that emerged from an OECD survey in 2010 into the work of ministerial advisors across 27 countries.
    This report examines the survey’s findings in order to better understand the important role advisors play and how they are managed. It considers why ministers use their services, how they are appointed, the special status they enjoy, the concerns they have prompted in the general public, and how reform may make them more accountable  and improve the transparency of their status.
  • 2-November-2011

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    OECD Principles for Managing Ethics in the Public Service

    The OECD Principles for Managing Ethics in the Public Service provide guidance to policy makers to review their integrity management systems (instruments, processes and actors).

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  • 2-November-2011

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    OECD Guidelines for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Service

    The OECD Guidelines for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Service provide aim to help governments review and modernise their conflict-of-interest policies in the public sector.

  • 3-March-2011

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    Mexico Requests the OECD to Review Procurement Procedures of the Energy Sector

    The OECD is joining forces with Mexico’s biggest state-owned enterprises, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) to reinforce the efficiency, transparency and competitiveness of their procurement procedures.

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  • 9-December-2010

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    Fighting corruption: OECD launches business integrity project in Middle East and North Africa

    The OECD will carry out a three-year project to promote business integrity in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • 23-August-2010

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    Post-Public Employment - Good Practices for Preventing Conflict of Interest

    The movement of personnel between employment in the public and private sectors, referred to as the 'revolving door' phenomenon, raises particular attention in the context of the response of governments to the financial and economic crisis. This OECD survey of 30 member countries shows that the vast majority of countries have established basic standards for preventing post-public employment conflict of interest. But few have tailored these standards to address risk areas and professions such as regulators or public procurement officials. Enforcing standards and imposing suitable sanctions remains a challenge for many countries. The principles presented in this volume serve as a point of reference for policy makers and managers to review and modernise post-public employment policies. It is part of the pathfinding efforts of the OECD to promote public sector integrity for cleaner, fairer and stronger economies.
  • 5-March-2010

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    Improving Transparency within Government Procurement Procedures in Iraq

    The OECD Benchmark Report on Improving Transparency in Government Procurement Procedures in Iraq provides a detailed analysis of public procurement legislation and practices on how to modernise this government activity which is vulnerable to fraud and corruption.

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  • 18-February-2010

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    OECD Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying

    The Principles provide decision makers with directions and guidance to foster transparency and integrity in lobbying.

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