OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement


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 April 2009

 Pages: 140


The OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement are a ground-breaking instrument that promotes good governance in the entire procurement cycle, from needs assessment to contract management.

The OECD Principles are based on acknowledged good practices in OECD and non-member countries. They provide guidance for the implementation of international legal instruments developed within the framework of the OECD, as well as other organisations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and the European Union.

In addition to the Principles, this exhaustive publication includes a Checklist for implementing the integrity framework throughout the entire public procurement cycle. It also gives a comprehensive map of risks that can help auditors prevent,as well as  detect, fraud and corruption. Lastly, it features a useful case study on Morocco, where a pilot application of the Principles was carried out.




• 'The Checklist will help governments and agencies to develop more transparent, efficient procurement systems'

  Nicolas Raigorodsky, Under-secretary of Transparency Policies, Anticorruption Office, Argentina


• 'Public procurement is one of the most important public governance issues. Action is needed to ensure integrity by reducing bribery and corruption'

  Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD


'The general thrust and content of the document is commendable. Much of it tracks very closely to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law'

  Stuart Gilman, Head of the UN Global Programme Against Corruption and the Anticorruption Unit, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime



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Readers can access the full version of OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement by choosing from the following options:

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 Further reading


• Bribery in Public Procurement - Methods, Actors and Counter-Measures (2007) 

• Integrity in Public Procurement - Good Practice from A to Z (2007) 


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