OECD Integrity Review of Nuevo León, Mexico

Sustaining Integrity Reforms

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This review analyses the integrity system of Nuevo León, Mexico, as well as its efforts to build a culture of integrity in the public administration. It looks at mechanisms for providing timely advice and guidance to public officials when they are confronted with integrity-related questions and dilemmas. Furthermore, it analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the internal control and risk management framework, and the extent to which Nuevo León’s integrity reforms effectively engage citizens and the private sector. Finally, the Review provides an action plan to support these efforts, address ongoing challenges, and facilitate the creation of a sustainable public integrity system.

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Promoting an open organisational culture in Nuevo León

This chapter considers the mechanisms put in place by Nuevo León to provide public officials advice and guidance when they are confronted with doubts and dilemmas that arise over issues of integrity. It also analyses the dedicated whistle-blowing law that Nuevo León adopted in 2013 to encourage reports of corrupt conduct committed by public officials. This chapter provides a set of recommendations for creating an open organisational culture, as well as improving the impact and effectiveness of the existing legal framework. It recommends that senior leadership play a more central role in stimulating dialogue and communication on integrity-related issues. Furthermore, it calls on Nuevo León to reinforce some aspects of its legal framework, including providing meaningful incentives, and ensuring effective protection in case of reprisals.

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