Anti-corruption and integrity in the public sector
Good Practices for Preventing Conflict of Interest
The movement of personnel between employment in the public and private sectors, referred
to as the “revolving door” phenomenon, raises particular attention in the context
of the response of governments to the financial and economic crisis.
This OECD survey of 30 member countries shows that the vast majority of countries
have established basic standards for preventing post-public employment conflict of
interest. But few have tailored these standards to address risk areas and professions
such as regulators or public procurement officials. Enforcing standards and imposing
suitable sanctions remains a challenge for many countries.
The principles presented in this volume serve as a point of reference for policy makers
and managers to review and modernise post-public employment policies. It is part of
the pathfinding efforts of the OECD to promote public sector integrity for cleaner,
fairer and stronger economies.
Published on August 23, 2010Also available in: French
Highlights trends, approaches and models across OECD countries in a comparative overview with examples of innovative solutions. Countries covered are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal and the US.