Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development

Trust - Inclusive policy making

 

TRUST IN PRACTICE: TOWARDS INCLUSIVE POLICY MAKING

Moving from an approach that focuses principally on policy measures to one that understands better "how" policies are designed and implemented will help strengthen institutions and in turn promote greater trust between citizens and government.

 

A priority for governments should be to build a policy making process conducive to trust.  Concerns over the undue influence of vested interests over decision making has led to increasing demands for more transparency and a greater commitment to safeguarding the public interest. Efforts to guarantee that the policy making process is open, inclusive and fair would improve the quality of policy decisions.

A policy-making process conducive to trust is built on informed decisions using reliable and relevant information, that are in the public Interest, and are carried out with high standards of behaviour. 

 

     

LOBBYING

‌‌Trust: Lobbying hands 80x80 ‌‌ Lobbying can provide governments with valuable insights and data but it can also lead to unfair advantages for vested interests. Read more

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

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Ensuring that the integrity of government decision-making is not compromised by public officials’ private interests is a growing public concern. Read more

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

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Public procurement contributes to promoting a level playing field for the private sector and delivering effective services to the public. Read more

CLEANGOVBIZ

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Initiative supporting governments to reinforce their fight against corruption and engage with civil society and the private sector to promote real change towards integrity. Read more

 

 

 

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