The fight against corruption in the PA needs to be built on the solid basis of transparency: without it, any anticorruption policy risks to be limited to mere control, when the damn has been already made.
So, transparency is the precondition of an effective prevention of bribery.
Anyway, transparency alone is not enough: we need to evaluate activities and results of a PA. We need a continuous monitoring of the data collected concerning not only balance sheets, but also qualitative and quantitative aspects of the performance.
It’s a real urgency and the right answer is the Public Rating system, an instrument to evaluate performance, transparency and integrity.
It also helps define a PAs’ benchmark in the Anticorruption sector, comparing different PAs.
World Bank’s activity in the sector of anticorruption starts from the strengthening of Public Institutions.
How can Public institutions be strengthened?
Through continuous evaluations of their performance and Transparency.