U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from a U4 Partner Agency. The U4 Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International in collaboration with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Query

Can you provide an overview of public sector integrity assessment tools aimed at assessing the integrity of public officials?

Purpose


To support the Corruption Eradication Commission (Indonesian: Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, KPK) in elaborating an Assessment Tool on Personal Integrity. This assessment tool will be used to access the "integrity score" of KPK personnel. The assessment can be as a set of questions regarding the attitude, ethic, behaviour of a person which relate to Integrity.

 

Content


1. Overview of public sector integrity assessment tools
2. Personal Integrity Assessment Tools
3. Institutional Integrity Assessment Tools
4. References

Summary


Public integrity assessments tools usually aim to assess the institutional framework for promoting integrity and combating corruption across the public sector, and/or to identify corruption or corruption risks within specific government agencies and/or among public officials. There are only a few integrity assessments tools that  have been implemented to rate public official integrity and ethics in countries across the globe such as integrity tests for pre-employment screening, integrity testing, and life-style checks.

At the institutional level, integrity assessment tools are more commonly used at the institutional level to assess the role, capacity and/or effectiveness of specific anticorruption related institutions, such as anti-corruption agencies or internal oversight and regulatory bodies within public sector agencies. Assessments also aim to identify the preconditions for corruption which exist in a particular institutions as well as the actual incidence of corruption drawing on the understanding and experiences of public officials.

Authors

Maira Martini, Transparency International, mmartini@transparency.org

Date

23/08/2012

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