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Strengthening Public Integrity in Brazil

Mainstreaming Integrity Policies in the Federal Executive Branch

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Mainstreaming integrity policies throughout a public administration is a common challenge in many countries. Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) has implemented a series of measures to do so, including establishing the Public Integrity System of the Federal Executive Branch (SIPEF). This report analyses these recent developments and provides recommendations on how to better promote a culture of integrity through the Integrity Management Units with targeted support by the CGU. The report also highlights opportunities to improve the clarity and coherence of policies to promote public integrity and public ethics, manage conflicts of interest, and foster integrity risk management by streamlining these areas under the umbrella of public integrity.

English Also available in: Portuguese

Strengthening the institutions of the Brazilian Public Integrity System (SIPEF)

The institutions of the Public Integrity System of the Federal Executive Branch (SIPEF) in Brazil are the Integrity Management Units (UGI) as the sectorial units, and the Office of the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU), as its central organ. This chapter reviews the current design and functions of the UGI. The UGI should focus on promoting open cultures of organisational integrity by co-ordinating, planning and monitoring the Integrity Plans, providing guidance and training to public servants on public integrity and supporting integrity risk management, including managing conflict of interest. To carry out these tasks, the organisational structure and capacities of the UGI should be aligned with their responsibilities. The chapter further recommends to clarify the division of labour within CGU’s Secretariat of Transparency and Corruption Prevention and with respect to how the CGU can contribute to strengthening the SIPEF by providing support, guidance and facilitating exchanges between public entities.

English Also available in: Portuguese

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