The article summarizes the experiences of research conducted at the Research Institute of the State Audit Office of Hungary, in order to adapt the Dutch – integrity-based – methodology of risk analysis to public administration. This article contains the results of a questionnaire survey as well as two experimental self-assessments conducted by the ministries. Furthermore, it describes that, above all, it is the legal and authorization procedures that pose a significant risk of corruption, and that complexity, frequently changing legislation, and political influence increase the risk of corruption. By comparing the results of the surveys and self-assessments with the empirical experiences of the State Audit Office of Hungary arising from audits and concerning the causes of corruption, it is determined in the article that the results and experiences are similar. The article therefore recommends that risk mapping be applied to a broader section of the public sector, that conditions for self-assessment be established, and that the integrity approach be applied more thoroughly within the audit methodology.
Year of publication: 2011
Author: Gusztáv Báger
Promoter: Public Finance Quarterly (Scientific Journal)
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