When not declared openly, or managed consistently, conflicts of interest are often involved in corrupt activity. Conflicts of interest may include:
- accepting gifts or benefits in exchange for services, contracts or favourable decisions
- existing or prior personal or business relationships
- associating with others who may have a business or criminal interest in the public sector
- breaching agencies’ declarable associations policies
- participating in secondary employment that conflicts with an employee’s primary public sector employment.
Find out more in our information sheet and research report on conflicts of interest including how to better understand and manage conflicts, as well as effective prevention and control measures.