Public Finance Quarterly Archive Articles

Objectives, Methodology and Results of the Integrity Survey (2011–2013)

22:34, június 26, 2014.
János Szatmári
Auditor Counsellor, Project Manager, State Audit Office of Hungary

Lili Kakatics
Auditor, State Audit Office of Hungary

Zoltán Gyula Szabó
Assistant Auditor, State Audit Office of Hungary

Published in: Public Finance Quarterly 2014/2 (p. 164-186.)

Summary: In 2013 the State Audit Office of Hungary assessed the level of integrity in the public sector for the third time. The results of these surveys have shown that corruption risks in the institutions examined are mainly associated with the public procurements processes and the utilization of EU funds. The change in institutional structure, legal status and regulatory environment may present corruption risks in public sector institutions. Controls which are designed to manage risks deriving from their legal status are in place in most public sector institutions. However, the institutions have to take further steps to reduce the negative effects of factors increasing the risk of corruption (for example public procurement, EU funding). In Hungary the public sector institutions need to develop their controls in connection with conflict of interest, relations with external partners or cooperation with experts.

Keywords: K420, H830, G220

Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) kód: integrity, risk assessment, public administration, corruption

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