Although lobbying can be a positive force in democracy, it can also be a mechanism for powerful groups to influence laws and regulations at the expense of the public interest. This may result in undue influence, unfair competition and policy capture, to the detriment of effective policymaking. Transparency and integrity in the decision-making process are crucial to safeguard the public interest. The OECD Recommendation on Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying provides guidance on how to foster transparency and integrity in lobbying practices.