Risk Management

Internal control and risk management mechanisms are essential for safeguarding public integrity in the public sector. Policies and regulations are needed to establish direction and minimum standards, and some coordination and monitoring functions are needed at the central government level to ensure coherence and provide oversight. Ultimately, outcomes depend on practices in budget organisations. The indicators focus measure the state of play for the norms established in Principle 10 of the OECD Council Recommendation on Public Integrity. They focus on what matters most for the public integrity system and do not cover all areas relevant for the general effectiveness of public sector organisations or the internal control and risk management framework. Reporting arrangements are assessed, but specific whistle-blower procedures are examined in the indicators for Principles 4 and 8. Data collection is scheduled for 2022.