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Transparency International’s Global Integrity Pacts Compendium is an online resource that provides an overview of different trends, variations, and practices in integrity pact implementation worldwide. We’ve gathered experiences across different regions and countries in a single location to inform advocacy, policymaking, research, and analysis in the field of public contracting, as well as to inspire new integrity pact projects and similar collective action initiatives.
You can explore country overviews that cover integrity pact implementation practices, milestones, and initiatives in specific national contexts through the interactive map above. You can also download the integrity pact projects database if you’d like to sort and filter basic systematised data on individual integrity pacts across different countries.
Visit the Global Integrity Pacts Compendium HERE.
About the project
Addressing corruption and mismanagement in public contracting is especially relevant today. As governments worldwide spend vast amounts of money to mitigate the economic and social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, opportunities for unscrupulous actors to line their own pockets are rife. Effective public monitoring, increased transparency, and greater civil society involvement in public procurement projects are crucial to mitigate such risks. The integrity pact, developed by Transparency International in the 1990s, is one of the best tools to do just that.
An integrity pact is a collaborative mechanism in which public contracting authorities and bidders sign a public agreement committing to refrain from corruption and enhance transparency and accountability in a public contracting project. As part of the agreement, an independent civil society organisation monitors compliance with applicable laws and regulations, provides recommendations to mitigate corruption risks and foster good governance, and informs the public throughout the whole process.
The integrity pact is a flexible and context-sensitive tool that can be adapted to different political, economic, and institutional backgrounds, as its adoption is based on understanding the characteristics of a specific public contracting market. It has been implemented in more than 30 countries worldwide in the past two decades and benefited hundreds of public contracting projects across a wide range of sectors. We’ve observed improved procurement procedures and related anti-corruption measures. We have also noted greater transparency and increased involvement by affected communities in projects crucial to national development policies, such as green investments.