OECD Integrity Review of Nuevo León, Mexico

Sustaining Integrity Reforms

This review analyses the integrity system of Nuevo León, Mexico, as well as its efforts to build a culture of integrity in the public administration. It looks at mechanisms for providing timely advice and guidance to public officials when they are confronted with integrity-related questions and dilemmas. Furthermore, it analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the internal control and risk management framework, and the extent to which Nuevo León’s integrity reforms effectively engage citizens and the private sector. Finally, the Review provides an action plan to support these efforts, address ongoing challenges, and facilitate the creation of a sustainable public integrity system.

Published on November 21, 2018Also available in: Spanish

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Executive summary
Abbreviations and acronyms
Building a coherent and comprehensive public integrity system in Nuevo León
Strengthening Nuevo León's strategic approach to public integrity
Instilling a culture of integrity in Nuevo León
Promoting an open organisational culture in Nuevo León
Creating a culture of integrity in Nuevo León using a whole-of-society approach
Improving the internal control and risk management framework in Nuevo León
Plan of Action to implement the Recommendations of the OECD Integrity Review of Nuevo León
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Key recommendations

Nuevo León has based its integrity system (SEANL) on Mexico’s National Anti-corruption System, while adopting a more ambitious approach on citizen participation. Further efforts could ensure the contribution of all relevant actors and to mainstream integrity policies throughout public entities.
Nuevo León’s Ethics Code could be revised taking a more balanced approach, ensuring that ethics and conflict-of-interest rules are clearly explained and consistently enforced. Specific guidelines could assist public officials in dealing with ethical dilemmas and address at-risk areas
Nuevo León has incorporated a number of elements of an internal control and risk management system in its normative framework. More could be done to integrate an internal control and risk management framework into day-to-day management, for example by establishing a strategic risk management system.