Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Service
OECD Guidelines and Country Experiences
Governments need to ensure that public officials perform their duties in a fair and
unbiased way. The pressure comes from a society and a business community that are
increasingly well-informed, and specifically from a general demand for unbiased and
transparent public decision-making. The OECD Guidelines for Managing Conflict of Interest
in the Public Service provide the first international benchmark in this field. They
help governments review and modernise their conflict-of-interest policies in the public
sector. The report highlights trends, approaches and models across OECD countries
in a comparative overview that also presents examples of innovative and recent solutions.
Selected country case studies give more details on the implementation of policies
in national contexts and on key elements of legal and institutional frameworks.