OECD Integrity Review of Brazil

Managing Risks for a Cleaner Public Service

Brazil’s agenda to enhance integrity and prevent corruption is particularly critical in order to address a number of challenges facing the country’s public administration. The challenges include managing risks associated with innovation in public service delivery, achieving value for money and minimising waste in government operations and meeting the expectations of citizens regarding the conduct of public organisations. This report is the first integrity review of a G20 country undertaken by the OECD. It assesses the implementation and coherence of instruments, processes and structures to create a culture of integrity and to manage risks affecting the operations and performance of public organisations. The report analyses four main areas of focus : (i) promoting transparency and citizen engagement; (ii) implementing risk-based systems of internal control; (iii) embedding high standards of conduct; and (iv) enhancing integrity in public procurement. It is complemented by three case studies to highlight issues of integrity management at the level of individual public functions, organisations and programmes: the federal tax administration, the Family Grant (a conditional cash transfer) Programme; and the National STD/AIDS Programme.

Published on November 12, 2012

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Assessment and proposals for action
Promoting transparency and citizen engagement
Implementing a risk-based approach to internal control
Embedding high standards of conduct
Enhancing integrity in public procurement
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Key recommendations

Promote transparency and citizen engagement with reference to freedom of information, proactive transparency and create a basis for direct social control.
Implement risk-based internal control in order to mitigate operational risks and provide reasonable assurance of integrity within public organisations.
Embed high standards of conduct to guide the behaviour of federal public officials in line with the purpose of the organisations in which they work.