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Public-Private Anti-Corruption System (KR0036)



Action Plan: South Korea Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: NGO & Business Cooperation Division, Anti-corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC)

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, Anti-Corruption Institutions, Open Regulations, Private Sector, Public Participation, Social Accountability Measures & Feedback Loops

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Establishment of a Public-Private Partnership Anti-Corruption System
Commitment Start and End Date September 1, 2018 ~ August 31, 2020
Lead Implementing Agency/Actor
NGO & Business Cooperation Division, Anti-corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC)
Commitment Description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
In the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by Transparency International, Korea ranked 51st out of the 180 countries surveyed, with a score of 54 out of 100 points, and among OECD countries, Korea ranked 29th out of 35 countries, showing a low level of national transparency despite policy measures carried out by the government including introducing the financial disclosure system of public servants, strengthening the code of conduct for public servants, and enacting and enforcing the anti-graft law. Korea’s anti-corruption policies have primarily focused on eradicating the public servants’ corruption and strengthening punishment; therefore, they led to the public servants’ negligence and indifference which in turn made the public to lose confidence in them. The public sphere is not the only sector that is prone to corruption; yet, the government’s anti-corruption policies have excessively targeted the public servants while corruption in other areas have been overlooked. Consequently, a new way of approaching anti-corruption involving multi-stakeholders is needed instead of the government-led effort. With this in mind, the Moon administration laid out a variety of alternative anti-corruption policy measures and adopted ‘the establishment of a public-private partnership anti-corruption system involving the government and citizens’ as a policy task
What is the commitment?
The purpose of this commitment is to establish a sustainable, anti-corruption governance system with public participation. To do so, a public-private sector cooperation body that reflects the public’s opinions in policies and continues to carry out anti-corruption policies should be created and operated; a system that allows the public to participate in anti-corruption policies and communicate should be created; a national campaign for a transparent society should be carried out. In carrying out anticorruption policies, public-private governance and public participation will be actually made possible through implementing this commitment, and the public’s appreciation on anti-corruption policies and the level of integrity throughout society will ultimately grow.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
The following are specific ways to implement the commitment: 1) a committee for public-private partnership against corruption involving representatives from the public sector, economy, function, civil society, academia and press should be created and participate in the process of proposal, inspection and assessment of anti-corruption policies. 2) ‘The public monitor panel for transparent policies’ should be created and operated to reexamine comprehensive anti-corruption measures and important measures of each department that have a big impact with the public, from the public’s point of view; also, the People’s Idea Box, an olnine platform for policy proposals, should be used to promote the public’s participation such as evaluating anti-corruption and transparent policies. 3) ’The Transparent Society Agreement’ should be made at all levels of society by function and region so that the transparent culture can be spread.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
Citizen Participation / Anti-corruption
Exchange and Peer Learning
Additional Information
It is a key part of the government’s policy tasks (Task 2: To carry out anti-corruption reform for a corruption-free Korea) and is included in the ‘Five-year comprehensive anti-corruption plan’
Milestone Activity with a Verifiable Deliverable
Finding anti-corruption policy agenda through a public-private partnership committee for a transparent society
The public monitering on transparent policies
Finding and discussing anti-corruption policies by using the ‘People’s Idea Box’ at all times
Supporting the signing of the transparent society agreement per function and region and collaborating with relevant parties
Reflecting the outcome of the public monitoring on transparent initiatives to policies
Name of Responsible Person from Implementing Agency
Hyeon-min, Choi
Title, Division
Deputy Director, NGO & Business Cooperation Division
Email and Phone, +82-44-200-7162
Other Actors Involved, State Actors Involved


  1. Public-Private Anti-Corruption System

    KR0036, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  2. Management System for Performance Venues

    KR0037, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Real-Name Policy System

    KR0038, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Safety Inspection System

    KR0039, 2018, E-petitions

  5. Public Diplomacy System

    KR0040, 2018, Public Participation

  6. Open Communication Forum

    KR0041, 2018, E-Government

  7. Citizen Participation in Policy-Making

    KR0042, 2018, E-Government

  8. Disclosure of the Amount of Harmful Substance Contained in Foods

    KR0043, 2018, Access to Information

  9. Open Data

    KR0044, 2018, Access to Information

  10. Discosure of Cultural Heritage Resources

    KR0045, 2018, Infrastructure & Transport

  11. Open National Priority Data

    KR0046, 2018, Access to Information

  12. Public Data Qulity Management

    KR0047, 2018, Access to Information

  13. Voluntary Compliance Customs Administration

    KR0048, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. Organization Information Disclosure Online

    KR0022, 2016, Access to Information

  15. Information in Original Form

    KR0023, 2016, Access to Information

  16. Standard Model for Pre-Release Information

    KR0024, 2016, Access to Information

  17. National Data Disclosure

    KR0025, 2016, Access to Information

  18. Public Data Quality Management

    KR0026, 2016, Access to Information

  19. Free Open Format Use

    KR0027, 2016, Access to Information

  20. Open Data Standards

    KR0028, 2016, Access to Information

  21. Citizen Groups Government Service Design

    KR0029, 2016, Capacity Building

  22. e-Government Service Environment

    KR0030, 2016, E-Government

  23. Citizen Service Portals

    KR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Citizen Services Application

    KR0032, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  25. Public Sector Corruption Research

    KR0033, 2016, E-Government

  26. Citizens' Accessibility to ODA Statistics

    KR0034, 2016, Aid

  27. Disclosing Information on International Aids

    KR0035, 2016, Aid

  28. Strengthening Public-Private Collaboration

    KR0017, 2014, E-Government

  29. Providing Customized Services

    KR0018, 2014, Marginalized Communities

  30. Enhancing Information Disclosure

    KR0019, 2014, Access to Information

  31. Strengthening Public Service Ethics

    KR0020, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  32. Encouraging the Private Sector to Utilze Public Data

    KR0021, 2014, Access to Information

  33. Provision of Diverse Public Services

    KR0001, 2012, E-Government

  34. Strengthening Citizens’ Monitoring of Government

    KR0002, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  35. Use e-People to Promote Public Input in Policy Development

    KR0003, 2012, Open Regulations

  36. Promote the Proposal System for Receiving Public Input Electronically

    KR0004, 2012, E-Government

  37. Develop a Manual on Consensus Building Among Various Stakeholders

    KR0005, 2012, E-Government

  38. Conduct Field Visits to Interact Directly with Stakeholders

    KR0006, 2012, E-Government

  39. Simplify Online Civil Affairs Application Forms

    KR0007, 2012, E-Government

  40. Refine the Portal to Be More User Friendly

    KR0008, 2012,

  41. Customise Online Services for Business

    KR0009, 2012, Private Sector

  42. Establish an Online Civil Affairs Hub to Provide 24-Hour Services

    KR0010, 2012, E-Government

  43. Disclose Critical Information on Food, Environment, and Education

    KR0011, 2012, E-Government

  44. Engage CSOs on Relevant Information to Be Disclosed

    KR0012, 2012, Public Participation

  45. Strengthen Asset Disclosure for Public Servants

    KR0013, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  46. Monitor Restrictions on Post-Public Employment

    KR0014, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  47. Release Public Information for Private Sector Use on the Data Sharing Portal

    KR0015, 2012, E-Government

  48. Engage Citizens in Administrative and Budget Processes

    KR0016, 2012, E-Government

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