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Best Practices / Guidelines
The OECD together with the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice of Hungary organised a workshop on codes of conduct with the participation of over 100 civil servants from the whole of public administration, as well as experts from Austria, Slovenia and the OECD Secretariat.
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.
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.
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).
The Principles provide decision makers with directions and guidance to foster transparency and integrity in lobbying.
These Guidelines help governments improve public procurement by fighting bid rigging. They are designed to reduce the risks of bid rigging through careful design of the procurement process and to detect bid rigging conspiracies during the procurement process.
The commercialisation of the public sector and its close ties with private and non-profit sectors is fraught with new forms of conflict between individual interests of public officials and their public duties.
Lobbying is the worldwide practice of influencing decision making process by special interests. Lobbying provides decision makers with valuable data and insight for more informed decisions and also enables stakeholders’ voices to be heard.
Integrity is a corner stone of good governance. It enhances the quality of policy decisions and helps to maintain trust in government.
The OECD Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement provide governments with guidance in order to achieve value for money, increase transparency and prevent corruption in public procurement.