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OECD Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement


The Principles


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Aims of the Principles


The Principles provide governments with guidance in order to achieve value for money, increase transparency and prevent corruption in public procurement.


The Principles emphasise good governance throughout the entire procurement cycle; from needs assessment to tender evaluation and post-award contract management.


Main Features


The 10 Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement are anchored around 4 pillars:

  • Transparency
  • Good management
  • Prevention of misconduct, compliance and monitoring
  • Accountability and control

The Principles support 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.


Case Studies/ Country Examples

The report "Integrity in Public Procurement: Good Practice from A to Z" provides a comparative overview of practices meant to enhance integrity throughout the whole procurement cycle, from needs assessment to contract management. 


It also includes numerous ’elements of good practice’ identified not only in OECD countries but also in Brazil, Dubai, India, Pakistan, Romania, and South Africa.









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