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More Disclosures Needed From Public Officials, Says OECD

Aarti Maharaj | July 8, 2015

Advanced economies have little requirements around disclosures for employees such as judges, prosecutors, political advisors and senior staff members working in “at risk” sectors such as  tax, customs, public procurement and financial authorities.

“Any sense of a tolerance of conflicts of interest among public officials undermines trust,” said OECD Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi, in a statement. “Ensuring transparency and accountability is key to restoring faith in governments.”

The report titled, Government at a Glance 2015, collected data from 36 advanced and emerging economies and presents some 50 indicators, which compares government performances in areas such as public finance, staffing, education, healthcare and the...

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