Anti-corruption et intégrité dans le secteur public


OECD Integrity Review of Italy

Reinforcing Public Sector Integrity, Restoring Trust for Sustainable Growth

In response to the ongoing economic crisis, Italy is undertaking a series of critically important reforms, combining pro-growth policies with severe austerity measures to achieve fiscal consolidation. The success of these structural reforms will rely heavily on the capacity of the government to restore trust in its ability and commitment to guide the country towards sustainable economic growth. At the time of this publication, however, less than a quarter of Italian citizens trusted the quality of government decision-making. Concerns over public integrity and corruption stand out as key elements underlying this prevailing lack of trust. To restore the deficit of trust in the Italian government, the public sector needs to be embedded within a comprehensive integrity framework. Law 190 of November 6, 2012 (the Anti-Corruption Law) enshrines public sector integrity management and strengthens existing corruption prevention provisions through the designation of a new anti-corruption authority, a detailed framework for the adoption of a national anti-corruption plan, and new provisions regarding the conduct and prevention of conflict of interests in the public sector. This OECD Integrity Review provides guidance on the implementation of key integrity and corruption prevention elements of the Law, most notably those concerning institutional coordination, the regulation of conduct and whistleblower protection, and management of integrity risks in public sector activities. The review concludes each chapter with proposals for action, with OECD member countries’ best practices in mind, with the ultimate goal of supporting Italy in its efforts to enhance integrity in the public sector and restore trust.

Published on September 20, 2013Also available in: Italian

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Preface and Acknowledgements
Executive summary
Restoring confidence in sustainable growth
Strengthening integrity in the Italian public sector
The new anti-corruption law
Institutional co-ordination
Codes of conduct
Whistleblower protection
Integrity risk management
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To restore trust in the Italian government, the public sector needs to be embedded within a comprehensive integrity framework. The broad support that the Anti-Corruption Law has won should be leveraged for implementation.
The proposed integrity tools need to be ingrained within current public administration structures. Roles and responsibilities for implementing them, and for monitoring and evaluating their implementation should be clearly defined among complementary bodies.
Attention should be given to institutional co-ordination and co-operation. Like in many OECD countries, corruption prevention functions in Italy have become increasingly scattered as public sector activity has grown in volume and complexity.