Local governance integrity: principles and standards

Filed under - Politics and government

Report published 6 February 2015
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The purpose of the Anti-Corruption Principles and Standards for Local Governance Systems is to provide clear guidance as to how to prevent corruption and deal with it when it occurs. Most of them apply to the whole governance system, including citizens, civil society, the media and the private sector. These stakeholders play an increasingly important role in local policy-making, oversight and service delivery and are essential for reducing corruption. Civil society organisations notably can use the principles and standards to monitor the progress of local governance. This is a living document which will be updated as new standards emerge or are identified.

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Country / Territory - International   
Region - Global   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Governance   |   Politics and government   
Tags - Local governance   |   Standards   |   Local government   |   Local government corruption   |   Principles   |   Local governance integrity   

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