Transparency, accountability, inclusiveness and integrity in the public sector
Denmark is committed to international cooperation and exchange of information to improve the transparency, accountability, inclusiveness and integrity in the public sector. Denmark is a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) as well as a member of a working group on public ethics under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The working group exchanges experiences and will elaborate on handbooks dealing with public ethics.
While the commitment does not specify specific actions in relation to Danish engagement in international cooperation, it is still construed as sufficiently specific for monitoring as it states the relatively concrete actions, including the exchange of experience and the elaboration of handbooks dealing with public ethics.
Despite the relative lack of specificity in the new measures, the commitment can be evaluated by assessing the degree to which Denmark participates in the exchange of information and experience with international partners.
This commitment centres on Denmark becoming part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and a working group on public ethics under the auspices of the Council of Europe. This commitment was made before the Danish National Statement of the 18th IACC. Therefore, committing to it the OGP is not a new initiative and does not relate to the IACC. Nevertheless, we can evaluate if the commitment has been implemented.
It is recommended that Denmark continues international cooperation on this matter. However, a higher degree of openness about the concrete initiatives in composition of, for example, the working group on public ethics in the Council of Europe is needed. Under the current circumstances, it is unclear what role Denmark plays in the council.
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