Public Integrity in Ecuador

Towards a National Integrity System

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Public integrity is necessary to respond to corruption, sustain trust in public institutions and manage crises such as COVID-19 effectively. This report analyses the institutional responsibilities on public integrity in Ecuador. It proposes concrete recommendations to address fragmentation and to build a public integrity system involving all relevant actors at national level. The report also reviews Ecuador’s strategic approach to public integrity and proposes a roadmap toward a long-term state policy in line with national and international development objectives. Finally, it examines how Ecuador could mainstream integrity within the public entities of the executive branch.

English Also available in: Spanish


This Chapter provides an introduction to the report. It highlights the growing perception and impact of corruption among citizens in Ecuador and its effects on the level of trust in government. The Chapter also illustrates the functions of the OECD and how it can support Ecuador in developing a sustainable response to corruption through its integrity standards and extensive regional experience.

English Also available in: Spanish

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