Briefing: Blind Trusts – integrity silver bullet or transparency blackhole?

2 May, 2023 | 0 minute read

As recognised by the OECD in 2003 guidance on managing conflicts of interest, blind trusts are a widely used tool to help politicians balance the responsibilities of public office without having to dispose of their private interests. In this briefing, Spotlight on Corruption revisits our previous analysis from 2020 on blind trusts in light of recent developments, and looks again at just how effective these arrangements are at preventing conflicts of interest. We propose recommendations outlining what needs to change in order to improve the system and ensure high standards at the heart of government.

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