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Anti-corruption and integrity in the public sector

Public Integrity in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

The spreading of huge corruption scandals in the Latin American and Caribbean region in recent years has impacted on institutions and political systems, undermining legitimacy and citizens trust. This has contributed to fuel a growing disconnect between citizens and the public institutions representing them. To fight corruption in a strategic and sustainable way, countries need to build a comprehensive public integrity system with an emphasis on cultivating a culture of integrity across the whole of society.

75% of Latin Americans perceive their country to be governed by some powerful groups that act in their own interest.

Public Integrity in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018-2019

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The main challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean is to move from reactive to proactive states with a long-term vision to prevent corruption, strengthen the integrity system and ultimately promote trust.

The report (in Spanish) reviews developments and trends and provides recommendations in priority areas (implementing integrity policies, civil service, risk management, political financing).

 

Integrity For Good Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Increasing productivity, enhancing social inclusion and strengthening institutions are top priorities for countries in the region. Good public governance and a strong culture of integrity are indispensable to achieve these three objectives.

This report builds on the Lima Commitment, signed by 34 countries in 2018. It provides strategic guidance to policy makers to bring political commitments into concrete actions.

 

OECD Recommendation
on Public Integrity

The OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity provides policy makers with the blueprint for a public integrity strategy. It shifts the focus from ad hoc integrity policies to a comprehensive, risk-based approach with an emphasis on cultivating a culture of integrity across the whole of society.

It is built on 3 pillars: System, Culture and Accountability.

Networkfor Integrity in Latin America and the Caribbean

OECD-IDB NETWORK FOR INTEGRITY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

The Network is a unique platform to gather the main actors of integrity systems in the region, to share experiences, evidence and lessons learnt in the implementation of public policies for integrity.

The third meeting of the Network will be held on the 7-8 November in Santiago, Chile.

To learn more and join the network, contact Frederic Boehm.

OECD Integrity Reviews in Latin America

OECD Integrity Reviews assess the functioning of the public integrity system. The OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity is at the heart of these reviews to identify and address vulnerabilities to corruption as well as to assess the implementation deficit of integrity measures. These reviews have been carried out at both the national and subnational level. 

 

Other country reviews:

OECD Reviews on Audit and Risk Management

The OECD also works with the supreme audit institutions (SAI) to identify new ways that SAIs can induce change and better governance through audits, evaluations and co-ordination with the Centre of Government. 

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For more information, contact the Public Sector Integrity Division: GOVintegrity@oecd.org

 

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