Each year, governments spend huge sums of money on public procurement – funding roads, bridges, schools, water and power supply, other community improvements… But with these vast expenditures, opportunities for corruption are rife.

Integrity Pacts were developed as a tool for preventing corruption in public contracting.

In 11 countries across the EU, Transparency International and the European Commission are piloting ‘Integrity Pacts’ – a collaborative approach to public procurement.

Fifteen civil society organizations have been involved in the pilot Integrity Pacts project, including Transparency International Romania and Institutul pentru Politici Publice.