The spreading of huge corruption scandals in the Latin American and Caribbean region in recent years has impacted on institutions and political systems, undermining legitimacy and citizens trust.
This has contributed to fuel a growing disconnect between citizens and the public institutions representing them.
To fight corruption in a strategic and sustainable way, countries need to build a comprehensive public integrity system with an emphasis on cultivating a culture of integrity across the whole of society.
OECD Integrity Reviews assess the functioning of the public integrity system. The OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity is at the heart of these reviews to identify and address vulnerabilities to corruption as well as to assess the implementation deficit of integrity measures. These reviews have been carried out at both the national and subnational level.
The OECD also works with the supreme audit institutions (SAI) to identify new ways that SAIs can induce change and better governance through audits, evaluations and co-ordination with the Centre of Government.