This research paper focuses on how the anti-corruption called Integrity Management Program (IMP) in the Philippines affects the organizational and behavioral change in the public sector. A reality gap design and a case study of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) were utilized to present the analytical framework for this paper. The primary qualitative data were gathered through online interviews and were thematically analyzed to understand the gaps that exist between the context within which the anti-corruption program was formulated and the reality in its implementation. The seven dimensions of anti-corruption namely; objectives and values, information, funding, process, system, and management structure, staffing and skills, and milieu vis-à-vis the Integrity Management Program design were utilized in making this analysis. The findings of this research reveal that there are gaps that exist between design context and the reality of the implementation and that, IMP’s contribution towards organizational and behavioral change is limited. In reality, however, more focus is allocated in perfecting the process/system of doing things and limited attention is given to control the effects on organizational culture and the individual behavior of personnel, resulting in the continuous existence of corruption in the delivery of public social welfare in the Philippines.

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Keywords corruption, reforms, governance, anti-corruption, mainstreaming anti-corruption, Integrity Management Program, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippines
Thesis Advisor Tankha, Sunil
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Series Governance and Development Policy (GDP)
Decipulo-Ladia, Janeth E. (2019, December 20). In between success and failure: The reality behind the implementation of the Integrity Management Program (IMP) in the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Governance and Development Policy (GDP). Retrieved from