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Ethics and Corruption in Public Service. CHALLENGES OF PUBLIC SERVICE. Large scale problems Transcend borders Stress limited resources Require knowledge and skill. Drug Trafficking. Terrorism. Human Trafficking. DOMESTIC AND TRANSNATIONAL. Provision of domestic public services

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challenges of public service
CHALLENGES OF PUBLIC SERVICE

Large scale problems

Transcend borders

Stress limited resources

Require knowledge and skill

Drug Trafficking

Terrorism

Human Trafficking

domestic and transnational
DOMESTIC AND TRANSNATIONAL

Provision of domestic public services

Transnational challenges

Organized crime and terrorism

Poverty and disease

Environment and resources

Interconnectivity and technology

stability and order
STABILITY AND ORDER

Regional conflicts

National insurrections

Rogue organizations

International response

Funding and manning issues

Human rights: order vs. individual / group freedoms

ethics
ETHICS

Principles and values that guide public and private conduct

Personal, collective, professional, societal dimensions

Go beyond criminal law

Involved everyday in public administration and policy making

military
MILITARY

Professional v. personal obligations

Administration of arms, supplies, equipment, and personnel

Command over subordinates

Control over missions

Darleen Druyun

Darleen Druyun

Darlene Druyun

Former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

corruption
CORRUPTION

Abuse of entrusted power

Public or private actors

“According to the rule” or “against the rule”

Grand v. petty

Organized v. unorganized

Systemic v. localized

Political v. administrative

Linked to other criminal activities

Demonstrations in Kyrgyzstan

corruption1
CORRUPTION

Can occur in any public context

Many forms:

Bribery, extortion, embezzlement

Kickbacks, self-dealing

Under-assessments

Coerced donations

Nepotism and cronyism

Ghost employees

“Grease” payments

Former U.S. Congressman Dan Rostenkowski

perceptions of corruption
PERCEPTIONS OF CORRUPTION

Source: Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer 2010

dispelling myths
DISPELLING MYTHS

Poverty is not the same as corruption

Corruption is not a necessary characteristic of developing nations

Corruption does not result in efficiency

corruption matters
CORRUPTION MATTERS

Distorts social, economic and political decisions

Diverts scarce resources

Suspends rule of law

Impedes skill development

Encourages deception

Discourages development and investment

Threatens democracy

reform
REFORM

High-level commitment?

Enforcement power?

Overcome entrenched resistance?

Coordination, specificity, and regular application?

Realistic promises and expectations?

More than textual changes?

Institutional mechanisms?

activities prone to corruption
ACTIVITIES PRONE TO CORRUPTION
  • Privatization
  • Large-scale public works projects
  • Defense spending
  • Revenue collection (customs)
  • Licensing and permitting
sectors prone to bribery 0 high bribery 10 low bribery
Agriculture – 5.9

Light Manufacturing – 5.9

Fishery – 5.9

IT – 5.1

Forestry – 5.1

Civilian Aerospace – 4.9

Banking & Finance - 4.7

Heavy Manufacturing – 4.5

Pharmaceuticals/Medical Care – 4.3

Transportation/Storage – 4.3

Mining – 4.0

Power Generation/Transmission 3.7

Telecommunications – 3.7

Real Estate/Property – 3.7

Oil & Gas – 2.7

Arms & Defense – 1.9

Public Works & Construction – 1.3

Note: Respondents were asked, “Which are the sectors in your country of residence where senior public officials would be very likely, quite likely or unlikely to accept bribes? TI estimates the standard error to be 0.2 or less. Conducted by Gallop in 15 Emerging Market Countries.

Source: Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2003

SECTORS PRONE TO BRIBERY0 = High Bribery; 10 = Low Bribery
causes of corruption institutional societal
CAUSES OF CORRUPTIONINSTITUTIONAL SOCIETAL

POVERTY

& CONFLICT

WIDE

AUTHORITY

CORRUPTION

LITTLE

ACCOUNTABILITY

PERSONAL

LOYALTIES

ILLEGITIMATE

GOVERNMENT

PERVERSE

INCENTIVES

conclusion
CONCLUSION

Anti-corruption efforts:

Foster culture of principled conduct

Create institutional mechanisms for prevention, detection and punishment

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