15 STEPS TO PREVENT CORRUPTION IN YOUR MUNICIPALITY
Develop and communicate your local government’s integrity policy statement. Demonstrate clearly your commitment to integrity by words, as well as by deeds. Work with local assembly towards strengthening integrity controls and enhancing resilience to corruption.
Commit to a Code of Ethics. Communicate it effectively, train staff, ensure effective reporting, and adequate enforcement and response to breaches.
Assign and communicate responsibilities and authorities in integrity management, including oversight and integrity counselling.
Conduct a thorough corruption risk assessment in all areas of function, aligned with framework conditions, operational complexities, regulations and requirements of stakeholders.
Based on risk assessment, develop an integrity plan, to specify integrity risk treatment measures, responsibilities, deadlines and means.
Adequately resource the timely implementation of the integrity plan and procedures, ensuring relevant competence and awareness of staff and effective partnerships with CSOs, media and businesses.
Implement an effective internal and external communication system regarding integrity, with maximal transparency and protecting access to information. Use effectively “open government” and “open data” projects to maximise gains for integrity prevention.
Ensure timely and adequate implementation of the integrity plan.