Harnessing Collective Intelligence with Open Data

Blog by Cecilia Emilsson, OECD Digital Government and Data Unit, Public Governance Directorate, OECD Open Data has a big impact on our lives. Imagine your daily routine without being able to use apps like CityMapper for the smartest commuting route, or make informed food purchases with platforms like Open Food Facts. The release of air … Continue reading Harnessing Collective Intelligence with Open Data

The integrity road: fighting corruption in infrastructure in Asia-Pacific

Blog by Jeroen Michels, Samuel Brown and Balázs Gyimesi, Public Sector Integrity Division, Directorate for Public Governance, OECD Corruption can derail us from going places – both in transport infrastructure and socio-economic development. Infrastructure is key to facilitating trade, but also to better health care and education, water supply systems, and waste treatment facilities. The … Continue reading The integrity road: fighting corruption in infrastructure in Asia-Pacific

The Appropriate Financial Policy Toolkit in an Integrated World

Since the Global Financial Crisis, challenges related to capital flow management and financial stability have evolved, leading policymakers to broaden the policy toolkit available to deal with those challenges. In this context, the time was ripe for a review of the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements, the only multilateral agreement covering the full capital account. The updated Code was adopted by OECD Ministers in May 2019 and launched at the G20 Finance meeting in Fukuoka. It is not only more flexible, to better deal with current financial stability requirements, but it also makes an important contribution to the global debate on the international financial architecture.

International Co-operation to Strengthen Public Integrity: the Case of Thailand

Blog by Balazs Gyimesi, Jeroen Michels & Pelagia Patsoule, Public Sector Integrity Division, OECD. While no country is stranger to the harms of corruption and bribery, international co-operation can help find solutions to strengthen public integrity systems. Take the example of Thailand's partnership with the OECD. In Thailand, over 40% of surveyed citizens reported that … Continue reading International Co-operation to Strengthen Public Integrity: the Case of Thailand

Taming Parliamentary Integrity: A Changing Foundation of Democracy

By: Jacopo Leone, Associate Democratic Governance Officer, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Warsaw The public accountability and transparency of parliaments are keystone principles to which all OSCE participating States have subscribed. In 1990, they declared in Copenhagen that “the will of the people, freely and fairly expressed through periodic and genuine … Continue reading Taming Parliamentary Integrity: A Changing Foundation of Democracy

Turning The Tide Against Corruption Through “Naming and Faming”

By: Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of the Accountability Lab; Friday Odeh Country Director of Accountability Lab, Nigeria; Moussa Kondo; Country Director of Accountability Lab, Mali. Follow the Lab on Twitter @accountlab. There has been a deluge of corruption-related news and scandals around the world this year. The President of Guatemala has expelled a key UN … Continue reading Turning The Tide Against Corruption Through “Naming and Faming”

Leveraging fintech to enhance integrity in public finance

Within the context of the 2019 OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, which will explore how governments, organisations, and citizens can leverage new technologies to foster trust and enhance transparency and accountability,  the New Development Bank is looking at fintech applications for promoting integrity in public finance. Blog by the New Development Bank's Chief of Compliance, Dr … Continue reading Leveraging fintech to enhance integrity in public finance