Integrity is a cornerstone of a system of sound public governance. It assures citizens that the government is working in their interest, not just for the select few, and is vital for the economic prosperity and well-being of society as a whole. Traditional responses to fighting corruption based on the creation of more rules, overly rigid compliance regimes and tougher enforcement have been of limited effectiveness. The OECD Recommendation of the Council on Public Integrity provides policy makers with a vision for a public integrity strategy. It incorporates much of the existing knowledge on integrity, but shifts the focus on cultivating a culture of integrity across the whole of society.