Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Sector
Managing conflicts of interest in both the public and private sectors has become a
major governance issue world-wide. Identifying and resolving specific conflicts
of interest can be difficult. This Toolkit focuses on specific techniques, resources
and strategies for identifying, managing and preventing conflict-of-interest situations
more effectively and increasing integrity in official decision-making which might
be compromised by conflicts of interest.
This Toolkit provides non-technical, practical help to enable officials to recognise
problematic situations and help them to ensure that integrity and reputation are not
compromised. The tools themselves are provided in generic form. They are based on
examples of sound conflict-of-interest policy and practice drawn from various OECD
member and non-member countries. They have been designed for adaptation to suit countries
with different legal and administrative systems.
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.