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About the Public Sector Integrity dataset

Welcome to the OECD dataset on Public Sector Integrity.

This dataset contains the results of the 2016 OECD Survey on Public Sector Integrity, for which the OECD collected information on member and partner countries’ public sector integrity systems. The focus has been set on selected principles embodied in the OECD Recommendation of the Council on Public Integrity (2017). 

The OECD questionnaire, from which the dataset is constructed, has 4 sections:

  • Section 1. Coherent and comprehensive integrity systems: a mapping of the main institutions responsible for designing and implementing various integrity policies as well as their mandates and functions.
  • Section 2. Monitoring and evaluation of integrity polices: the extent to which countries have in place coherent evaluation frameworks to assess the effectiveness and impact of integrity policies, as well as mechanisms to monitor implementation.
  • Section 3. Risk mapping and control: the extent to which countries assess integrity risks, as well as mitigate these risks through both internal and external controls.
  • Section 4. Future OECD work on integrity: a short section asking delegates to indicate their degree of appetite for further OECD work on areas of the draft Recommendation. Prior to publication in Government at a Glance, all data responses and methodologies will be reviewed and validated by delegates of the SPIO.

This dataset contains the answers to a selection of questions from each section of the survey. 

The information held in the database is made available free of charge. However, the data are protected by copyright and we request that you be sure to cite the OECD as the source (OECD Survey on Public Sector Integrity). Furthermore, to help us track the impact, we would appreciate receiving electronic copies of any papers that cite the database, to be sent to the following address:

About this Survey

The content of the database was collected using an online questionnaire and glossary was also provided.

The Public Sector Integrity Division of the OECD Directorate for Public Governance conducted this survey in the second semester of 2016. The 2016 Survey on Public Sector Integrity was circulated to the Working Party of Senior Public Integrity Officials (SPIO). Survey respeondents were public officials responsible for integrity policise in their respective central/federal governments. For the purpose of the survey, only the executive branch of government was considered. Answers were cross-checked and reconfirmed by SPIO delegates.

An analysis of the survey’s results was used to inform the chapter on Public Sector Integrity in OECD’s Government at a Glance 2017.