Merit-based

Professional public servants recruited, promoted and dismissed on the basis of merit and acting in accordance with public- service values is key to efficient delivery of public services and a bulwark against favouritism, undue political influence and misconduct. Indicators below assess whether regulatory safeguards exist, the fairness and openness of HRM systems, the use of tools to reduce integrity risks and the effectiveness of oversight and recourse mechanisms. A range of quantitative indicators provide complementary measures of key outcomes of these dimensions. The indicators measure the state of play for the norms set in Principle 7 of the OECD Council Recommendation on Public Integrity. They do not focus on integrity leadership as this is at the centre of Principle 6 of the Public Integrity Recommendation. Similarly, the provision of training, guidance and advice for public officials to apply public integrity standards in general is covered in more detail by Principle 8 of the Public Integrity Recommendation. The scope for all the indicators is ministries and central government agencies. This is a joint indicator for the Recommendations of the Council on Public Service Leadership and Capability and on Public Integrity. Data collection is scheduled for 2023 for this set of indicators.