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Components of Integrity: Data and benchmarks for tracking trends in government

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A key aim of the Public Governance Committee is to help governments better assess the implementation and impact of policies and measures in the public sector. This includes efforts to provideevidence-based comparative information on measures for fostering integrity and resistance to corruption in
public organisations.

This paper reviews strengths and weaknesses of existing methodologies for collecting information on corruption and integrity. It also  presents an alternative approach and methodologies tocollect data and develop benchmarks in key components of the integrity framework.

This paper was prepared by Professor Michael Johnston seconded to the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, U.S, in close cooperation with János Bertók, OECD Secretariat, further information is available at,3343,en_2649_34135_41880322_1_1_1_1,00.html#bandm.