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Saturday, December 3 • 11:30 - 13:30
Beyond 'Cases', Towards a Culture of Integrity

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Corruption remains a challenge for governments, businesses and citizens worldwide. Recent scandals have shown that responding to breaches of integrity in taxes, procurement or counterfeits on a case by case basis is not an effective approach to rooting out corruption. Rather, government and non-government actors must work together to build a values-based culture of integrity across the public sector and society. Taking this whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to integrity as a starting point, the OECD has developed a new OECD Public Integrity Strategy, based on the long-standing experience of implementing the relevant OECD Recommendations in promoting integrity and policy frameworks, such as the management of conflicts of interest (OECD, 2003, 2005), transparency in lobbying (OECD, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014), the regulation of political finance (OECD, 2016a), public investment (OECD, 2016b), and policy capture (OECD, forthcoming) and learning from Integrity Reviews.

The OECD Public Integrity Strategy is embodied by the updated OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity (forthcoming), which is founded on the notion that an integrity system can only be effective if countries balance a values-based and compliance-based approach, and if the system is relevant given the actual risks of misconduct and corruption. In promoting integrity and tackling corruption in a systemic way policy makers can focus on three pillars:
• Building a coherent and comprehensive system by taking political and management responsibilities for a strategic integrity system for all public officials, based on clear values and ethical standards.
• Fostering culture of integrity through a whole-of-society approach, and through investing in integrity leadership, a merit-based public sector, and open organisational cultures responsive to integrity concerns.
• Enabling effective accountability through internal control and regulatory oversight to ensure compliance by the public sector, private sector and citizens with standards of public integrity, and through transparency and active participation by civil society in the public decision-making process.
This roundtable session aims at providing new insights to the debate on accountability and public integrity, by sharing good practices and debating how different stakeholders can contribute to a culture of integrity.

The panel will address questions such as:
 What are the key challenges in developing a culture of integrity across the government and society?
 What are effective ways to mainstream anti-corruption policies across the government?
 How can CSOs go beyond the traditional watchdog-role in instilling a culture of integrity?
 How van companies effectively build an organizational culture of integrity?

The panel will observe diversity in geographical background and gender, and will have a multi-stakeholder composition:
• A government representative/member of Parliament
• A CEO or business representative
• A Civil Society Representative
• An senior OECD representative


Julio Bacio Terracino

Deputy Head of the Public Sector Integrity Division, OECD

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Jermyn Brooks

Chair, Business Principles Steering Committee, Transparency International
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Kyeong-ho Park

Vice Chairman, Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission
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Cornelia Richter

Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Cornelia Richter was born in Stuttgart in 1954. She studied economics and social science at the University of Göttingen, where she also successfully completed a course in economic and social psychology. In 1979 she took a postgraduate course at the German Development Institute (DIE). Cornelia... Read More →
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Guillaume Valette-Valla

Secretary General, High Authority For Transparency

Session Coordinator


Policy Analyst, OECD

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Amanda Sporre

Policy Analyst, OECD - Development Co-operation Directorate

Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30 CST