To have, in the developing countries, a public sector that is transparent, inclusive, participatory and citizen centered, which is constantly cognizant of, responsive to and answerable for the needs and aspirations of the ordinary people.
Changing the culture of communities, so as to make corruption unacceptable, influencing those seeking public office to exercise good governance and educating the people in participating and maintaining public accountability.
Among other equally cherished standards, IGI builds, upholds and safeguards the following values in public administration:
- Integrity – An unimpaired character that stands public scrutiny demonstrated by a well –ordered private and public life devoid of moral or material corruptibility.
- Honesty – A trustful character that unwaveringly nurtures, upholds and defends the truth and abhors any form of pretence or deception.
- Impartiality – An ethical standard that requires neutrality, objectivity and equality in accessing public resources and services and in the application of the law.
- Humility – Having a modest opinion of yourself, your capacities and prowess, moderating your personal appetites and desires and giving priority to the greater good of society.
- Responsibility – Acting carefully and prudently and subsequently taking the necessary blame or praise resulting from your action, decision or utterance in full acknowledgement of ones accountability to the people.
- Transparency – Eliminating prerogatives of secrecy on information of public interest and ensuring an engaged and participatory citizenry in matters of public concern.