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Encouraging employees to report wrongdoing, and protecting them when they do, is an important part of corruption prevention in both the public and private sectors.
Reliable, efficient and affordable energy provision is crucial for national economies and has an enormous impact on the lives of citizens. Even though the production of energy from renewable sources is growing rapidly, fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal remain the main sources of energy worldwide.
In 2002, OECD countries adopted the Recommendation on the Environmental Performance of Public Procurement which advocates setting green targets in procurement and adopting measures to make sure that the targets are met. OECD countries increasingly include environmental objectives in procurement strategies.
A significant share of health care spending is done through procurement. Improved procurement strategies and processes provide the opportunity for better health services at lower cost.
The 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.
Integrity in public procurement is essential in maintaining citizens’ trust in government. Governments are recognising the potential of procurement to improve public sector performance through savings and economies of scale.
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).