Anti-corruption and integrity in the public sector

Behavioural Insights for Public Integrity

Harnessing the Human Factor to Counter Corruption

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Published on March 27, 2018

Also available in: Spanish

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At the core of integrity is a human choice. Behavioural research reveals two determinants of integrity: the internal dynamics of how individuals make moral decisions and how these decisions are shaped and influenced by other people. This report describes how behavioural insights can help make integrity and anti-corruption policies more effective and efficient. It includes concrete policy applications and provides guidance for policy makers on how to use behavioural insights in designing integrity and anti-corruption policies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Introduction
The dynamics of moral decision making
Integrity in the context of social interactions
Applying behavioural insights to integrity policies
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THE IDEAS IN A NUTSHELL

 

 OECD WORK ON BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS FOR INTEGRITY

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.