Resources about Integrity Pacts

The following resources provide extensive information on the concept, design and implementation of Integrity Pacts.

The case for integrity pacts: engaging civil society for better procurement outcomes

The Integrity Pact (IP) is a powerful tool developed by Transparency International to help governments, businesses and civil society fight corruption in public contracting. Here are some of the concrete ways in which the IP tool has been used to engage civil society and improve public procurement across the world.

 

 

The business case for integrity pacts

It’s all too common for companies to encounter corruption during public procurement processes. In the EU alone, corrupt bidding processes have increased annual contract costs by US$5 billion. The effects can be disastrous, including exposing companies to serious risks. The Integrity Pact (IP) is a powerful tool developed by Transparency International to help governments, businesses and civil society fight corruption in public contracting. This publication looks specifically at how the IP tool can benefit businesses.

 

 

Integrity pacts in public procurement: an implementation guide

The Integrity Pact (IP) is a powerful tool developed by Transparency International to help governments, businesses and civil society fight corruption in public contracting. With this implementation manual, we aim to help leaders and champions within their own governments across the world who are determined to overcome corruption in public contracting. This manual is a hands-on, practical guide to familiarise government officials in charge of public procurement processes with the Integrity Pact and to provide them with tools and ideas for its application. Click here for more information.

 

 

Integrity pacts: a how-to guide from practitioners

The purpose of this publication is to contribute to the already existing literature on Integrity Pacts, but from a civil society perspective. Representatives from 10 Transparency International chapters were brought together to review the challenges that are faced in the different stages of Integrity Pacts, and to document the ways they have found to overcome them. These span from the moment IP implementation is being considered, until the time when the final results are evaluated. This guide does not intend to convince anyone of the usefulness of Integrity Pacts: rather, it is designed for those who are considering implementing, or have already decided to implement, an Integrity Pact. It is for those who are new to Integrity Pacts – who have questions about where, when and how to start implementing them.

“Integrity Pacts in Public Procurement: An Implementation Guide” will be referenced regularly throughout the present document. Click here for more information.

 

 

Integrity pacts in the water sector: an implementation guide for government officials

This collaboration between the Water Integrity Network (WIN) and Transparency International seeks to help determined leaders and champions to overcome corruption in public contracting within their own governments. Government officials and other interested parties can use the manual to familiarise themselves with the Integrity Pact and apply it to their situation. The manual emphasises the water sector but can serve as a more general set of guidelines in other sectors. Click here for more information.

 

Handbook for curbing corruption in public procurement

This handbook is designed to provide a basic introduction to the challenge of overcoming corruption in the field of public procurement. It provides readers with examples of counter-corruption efforts including the use of Integrity Pacts. The publication was issued as a result of a project carried out with our chapters from Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan. Click here for more information.

 

The Integrity Pact: a powerful tool for clean bidding

Cover of Integrity Pacts brochure

This 2009 brochure provides a brief description of the Integrity Pact in English, French and Spanish.

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