This OECD Integrity Review provides guidance on the implementation of key integrity and corruption prevention elements of the Law, most notably those concerning institutional coordination, the regulation of conduct and whistleblower protection, and management of integrity risks in public sector activities. The review concludes each chapter with proposals for action, with OECD member countries’ best practices in mind, with the ultimate goal of supporting Italy in its efforts to enhance integrity in the public sector and restore trust.
To restore trust in the Italian government, the public sector needs to be embedded within a comprehensive integrity framework. The broad support that the Anti-Corruption Law has won should be leveraged for implementation.
The proposed integrity tools need to be ingrained within current public administration structures. Roles and responsibilities for implementing them, and for monitoring and evaluating their implementation should be clearly defined among complementary bodies.
Attention should be given to institutional co-ordination and co-operation. Like in many OECD countries, corruption prevention functions in Italy have become increasingly scattered as public sector activity has grown in volume and complexity.