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OECD Forum on Financing Democracy and Averting Policy Capture
Opinion piece on lobbying regulation by Rolf Alter, published in the EU Observer.
The OECD is currently completing the present Framework on Financing Democracy with policy options to adequately regulate the financing of political parties and electoral campaigns.
OECD blog article on the lobbying, written for the launch of the publication "Lobbyists, Government and Public Trust, Volume 3".
This report takes stock of progress made in implementing the 2010 Recommendation on Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying. Among the findings of the report is that although there is an emerging consensus on the need for transparency in lobbying, new regulations are often scandal-driven instead of forward looking.
This report takes stock of progress made in implementing the 2010 Recommendation on Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying – the only international instrument addressing major risks in the public decision-making process related to lobbying. The review process found that although there is an emerging consensus on the need for transparency to shed light on lobbying, new regulations are often scandal-driven instead of
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.
Webinar presenting OECD’s and UNEP’s Compendium of Best Practices in Green Public Procurement
This draft Recommendation aims to support public procurement as a crucial pillar of strategic governance. This draft will provide clear and effective guidance on how to implement a public procurement system that uses state-of-the-art tools and techniques to use public funds sustainably and efficiently.
Whistleblowing is an essential element for safeguarding the public interest and for promoting a culture of public accountability and integrity. The majority of OECD countries have recently passed legislation protecting whistleblowers and yet, despite being high on the agenda, successful whistleblowing stories are rare.