In December 2012, the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, relying on the funds earmarked for the State Reform Operational Programme (SROP) , launched a key project entitled “Prevention of Corruption and a Review of the Development of Public Administration” in order to reduce the level of bureaucratic corruption perceived by the population.

In the spring of 2012, the Government passed government resolution no. 1104/2012. (IV. 6.) on government actions against corruption and on the adoption of Public Administration’s Corruption Prevention Programme. The implementation of this resolution is supported mainly through a 1.5-year project, which, besides facilitating implementation and reviewing the operation of the Government, also serves to improve efficiency-based performance in certain policy areas in a manner that Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) experts review the current state of policy areas and, based on that, put forward proposals.

The total cost of the key project is HUF 680 million (approx. 2.3 million euros). The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice and the National University of Public Service as a consortium partner between May 2012 and April 2014.

The central idea of the project is to strengthen the integrity of public administration organs and government officials, i.e. operation and behaviour that correspond to the adopted principles, and to strengthen their ability to resist corruption. It relies heavily on the results of key project no. SROP-1.2.4-09-2009-0002 entitled “Mapping corruption risks – advocating an integrity-based culture of public administration” (better known as the “Integrity Project”) implemented by the State Audit Office and successfully completed in March 2012.