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OECD and United Nations action against corruption


The oecd has a website devoted to corruption  and a  paper relating to  public procuremnet

www.oecd.org/corruption

Defining integrity
Integrity can be defined as the use of funds, resources, assets, and authority, according to the intended official purposes, to be used in line with public interest. A „negative‟ approach to define integrity is also useful to determine an effective strategy for preventing „integrity violations‟ in the field of public procurement. Integrity violations include:
· Corruption including bribery, „kickbacks‟, nepotism, cronyism and clientelism;
· Fraud and theft of resources, for example through product substitution in the delivery which results in lower quality materials;
· Conflict of interest in the public service and in post-public employment;
· Collusion;
· Abuse and manipulation of information;
· Discriminatory treatment in the public procurement process; and
· The waste and abuse of organisational resources.

further reading

Public Governance and management

OECD Guidelines in the area of public service ethics

Policy brief: Keeping Government Contracts Clean

The united nations convention against corruption  pages are at http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CAC/index.html

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