This guide is a curated list of internationally accepted policies and practical approaches to tackling corruption. It provides examples that are useful not only in developing commitments but also during their implementation. It is written for government officials and national civil society organisations developing ambitious commitments for the OGP action plans.
This document is divided into six sections following the priority issues listed above. Within those sections, there is a brief discussion of the issue and its importance in fighting corruption, followed by a list of references. Each reference includes a description and information about where practitioners may find particularly relevant information for the development and implementation of an OGP commitment. A specific effort was made to identify country case studies and practical examples. Finally, each section ends with an example of an OGP commitment on the issue.
The following criteria were used to select the resources included in this guide to ensure they were the most relevant to the needs of practitioners within the OGP:
- The resource has been published within the past five years. In some cases, exceptions were made, when a reference still provided relevant information and there was no more recent document to replace it.
- The resource is from a globally recognised institution and contains a consensus of policies and approaches on the anti-corruption theme.
- The resource is of a global or regional nature, to maintain relevance for a wide audience.
- The resource contains practical advice or policy recommendations that go beyond theoretical discussions. In some cases, documents that are more theoretical were included when they also covered detailed country case studies, which provided practical information.
- In some cases, additional resources were identified that did not meet the criteria for inclusion used in this guide; however, they were still deemed useful. Many of these focused only on specific regions or countries. These resources can be found in the Additional References section at the end of the document.