Publications and Policy Briefs



OECD Joint Learning Study: Implementing a Code of Conduct for the Public Sector in Jordan (2010)
The Joint Learning Study addresses the phenomenon of wasta and its many relatives – including favouritism, cronyism, nepotism and patronage. Various Jordanian officials stated that these phenomena are rampant in the Jordanian public administration.

OECD Joint Learning Study: Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement in Yemen (2010)
This Joint Learning Study (JLS) identified proposals for action to enhance integrity and transparency in public procurement in Yemen.

Improving Transparency in Government Procurement Procedures in Iraq (2010)
This benchmark report provides a detailed analysis of public procurement legislation and practices as well as guidance to Iraqi public officials on how to modernise this government activity vulnerable to fraud and corruption.

Joint Learning Study on Morocco: Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement (2008)
This study examines Morocco's progress in modernising public procurement, with a focus on fighting corruption and enhancing integrity. This pilot Joint Learning Study introduces a new and innovative activity to share knowledge on key policy issues between OECD countries and countries in the Middle East and North Africa region to support the implementation of preventative mechanisms of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement (2009)
The OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement are a ground-breaking instrument that promotes good governance in the entire procurement cycle, from needs assessment to contract management. The OECD Principles are based on acknowledged good practices in OECD and non-member countries. They provide guidance for 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.

OECD Guidelines for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Service: Report on Implementation (2007)
These guidelines highlights the progress made in managing conflict of interest in the public service in OECD member countries. It also outlines arrangements in place for preventing conflict of interest in post-public employment and improving governance arrangements to ensure transparency in lobbying.

 Policy Briefs  and Additional Information


Flyer on Integrety Reviews (2011)


Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Service (2005) (EnglishFrançaisعربي)
This Policy Brief focuses on the conflict-of-interest Guidelines, which provide the first comprehensive international benchmark to help governments review and modernise their conflict-of-interest policies for the public sector.


Engaging Citizens Online for Better Policy-Making (2003) (EnglishFrançaisعربي)
This Policy Brief highlights policy lessons from experiences in OECD member countries, suggests 10 guiding principles for successful online consultation and identifies five key challenges for online citizen engagement in policy-making.


Paying for Performance: Policies for Government Employees (2005) (EnglishFrançais)
This Policy Brief looks at the trends in performance-related pay across the civil service in OECD countries and the lessons that can be drawn from their experience.


Engaging Citizens in Policy Making: Information, Consultation and Public Participation (2001) (EnglishFrançaisعربي)
This policy brief is designed to support policy makers in building effective frameworks for information, consultation and active participation by citizens in public policy-making. It draws heavily upon the experience and insights of national experts and senior officials from the centres of government in OECD countries, whose deliberations have provided the secretariat with broad comparative perspectives and concrete examples of good practice.