Resources for International Anti-Corruption Bodies

This page provides resources for international anti-corruption bodies interested in learning more about the Federal Executive Branch Government anti-corruption efforts.

Partners Within the United States Federal Executive Branch Government

OGE undertakes its important prevention mission as part of a framework comprising executive branch agencies and entities whose work focuses on institutional integrity. In addition to government ethics, this framework includes

  • merit system protections in the civil service (MSPB, EEOC)
  • full and open competition in procurement (OFPP, GSA)
  • fiscal controls (OMB, GAO)
  • transparency programs (FOIA, Open Government Initiatives, Press, NGOs)
  • investigation of waste, fraud, and abuse (OSC, CIGIE)
  • criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement (DOJ)

Consult these links for more information about how certain organizations contribute to the fight against public corruption domestically in the United States and in the international environment.

Coordination with the United States Department of State

In coordination with the United States Department of State, OGE helps international anti-corruption bodies by sharing its expertise in preventing conflicts of interest in the executive branch.

OGE’s international program works with the U. S. Department of State to support U.S. anti-corruption foreign policy primarily in three ways.

  • OGE assists other U.S. Government agencies to ensure the U.S. meets its international anti-corruption obligations and plays a role in mechanisms designed to follow-up on implementation of existing international anti-corruption agreements, such as those undertaken by the United Nations, the Council of Europe's Groups of States against Corruption (GRECO), and the Organization of American States' Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC).
  • OGE supports U.S. participation in international organizations which shape international anti-corruption norms and good governance policies such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), Inter-American Convention against Corruption (IACAC), and the Senior Public Integrity Officers Working Group of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  • OGE supports other countries’ efforts to effectively manage conflicts of interest by meeting with foreign public and private sector groups through the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program and similar programs where international delegations learn about the executive branch ethics program and how that program fits into the broader context of anti-corruption, good governance, and transparency.