Anti-corruption and integrity in the public sector
Integrity for Good Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean
From Commitments to Action
Increasing productivity, enhancing social inclusion and strengthening institutions
are top priorities for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and constitute
therefore the three pillars of the OECD LAC Regional Programme. Good public governance
and a strong culture of integrity are indispensable to achieve these three objectives.
The most recent corruption cases and the growing discontent of citizens are an opportunity
for policy makers to promote a culture of integrity and implement national integrity
and anti-corruption strategies.
This report builds on the recent Lima Commitment, which was dedicated to “Democratic
Governance against Corruption” and signed by 34 countries at the Summit of the Americas
held in Lima in 2018. It provides strategic guidance to policy makers to bring political
commitments into concrete actions that deliver results at the height of the expectations
of their citizens.
Published on October 18, 2018Also available in: Spanish
Strengthening political finance regulations together with measures to promote integrity
and transparency in elections and lobbying, such as stronger transparency and stakeholder
engagement ensure inclusive policy making.
Prosecution services in Latin American countries do not always function with the expected
independence and autonomy. Disciplinary systems often suffer from poor coordination,
inefficient use of data and lack of capacity.
Strengthening integrity and curbing corruption requires a systemic and integral approach.
The challenge is to move from a reactive "culture of cases ", which only confronts
corruption when it has already emerged, to a proactive "culture of integrity".