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Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

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This third edition of Government at a Glance Latin America and the Caribbean provides the latest available evidence on public administrations and their performance in the LAC region and compares it to OECD countries. This publication includes indicators on public finances and economics, public employment, centres of government, regulatory governance, open government data, public sector integrity, public procurement and for the first time core government results (e.g. trust, inequality reduction). Governance indicators are especially useful for monitoring and benchmarking governments' progress in their public sector reforms. Each indicator in the publication is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of graphs and/or charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings of the data, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability.

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Risk management and internal audit for public integrity

Risk management and internal audit are critical functions for better governance and are the cornerstone of an organisation’s defence against corruption and other unethical practices. Effective risk management and internal audit policies and processes reduce the vulnerability of public sector organisations to fraud and corruption while ensuring that governments are operating optimally to deliver programmes that benefit citizens, thereby also increasing trust in government. Furthermore, such activities help to ensure value for money and facilitate decision-making. Mature internal control and risk management policies and procedures help governments to balance an enforcement-focused model with more preventive, risk-based approaches

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