The integrity of public officials has become a key issue in our society, every country is concerned. Beyond the terms of integrity, many concepts are at stake such as the fight against corruption, ethics, accountability, or the traceability of the public decision and the use of public funds. In this respect, expectations of citizens are increasingly large and numerous institutions around the world are committed to meet these challenges.
Because all countries are concerned and because certain phenomena go beyond borders, it is essential to take concrete action and to provide answers at the international level to fight against corruption and breaches of integrity, promote good governance, transparency and open government.
Therefore, despite various statuses and missions, several institutions have decided to unite to create the Network for integrity. The network aims to develop and promote an international culture of integrity to contribute strengthening trust placed by citizens in their governments and public services.
The Network for integrity currently comprises 14 institutions from 14 different countries on 4 continents. Despite their different legal traditions, they all share common values and perform tasks related to transparency, ethics and integrity of public officials. They exercise all their skills without receiving instructions from political power and have no jurisdictional status.
To promote integrity, Network has several objectives including that of facilitating the exchange of information and best practices among its members who have to share their experience. These exchanges are favored by the similarities in terms of goals and missions between the different institutions.
Meetings and interactions should also help advance the fight against corruption and promoting integrity both across different countries represented but especially internationally.
In this perspective, the Network also offers the opportunity to have better visibility and thus ensure a function of awareness and advocacy of civil society and international organizations. Members may for example decide to adopt a common position within the framework of the participation of the Network of the work of other organizations.