Anti-corruption and integrity in the public sector

OECD Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying


The Principles provide decision makers with directions and guidance to foster transparency and integrity in lobbying.

The 10 Principles focus on 4 main areas:

  • Building an effective and fair framework for openness and access
  • Enhancing transparency
  • Fostering a culture of integrity
  • Mechanisms for effective implementation, compliance and review



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Volume 1 - Increasing Transparency through Legislation reviews the experiences of Australia, Canada, Hungary, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States with government regulations designed to increase scrutiny for lobbying and lobbyists.

The report provides an analysis of current approaches, models, trends and solutions to better understand the potential and limitations of existing norms.‪ ‪

It also presents elements for developing a framework for lobbying that meets public expectations for transparency, accountability and integrity.

  Volume 2 - Promoting Integrity through Self-Regulation examines regulation and self-regulation of lobbying.

The report defines and exames lobbying, describes the role of professional lobbying associations, explores various codes of conduct and examines codes in various countries, exames lobbyists' attitudes toward regulation and self-regulation, and explores options for enhancing transparency and accountability. 

It also includes the results of a survey of lobbyists' attitude in Europe that highlight how existing measures function.


Volume 3 - Implementing the OECD Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying takes stock of progress made in implementing the 2010 Recommendation on Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying – the only international instrument addressing major risks in the public decision-making process related to lobbying.

The review process found that although there is an emerging consensus on the need for transparency to shed light on lobbying, new regulations are often scandal-driven instead of forward looking.


For more information about Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying please contact the OECD Public Sector Integrity Division at [email protected].


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