Anti-corruption Reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Progress and Challenges, 2009-2013

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During several past years countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have introduced important anti-corruption reforms. However, corruption remains high in the region. This report identifies progress achieved in the region as well as remaining challenges which require further action by countries. The report analyses three broad areas of anti-corruption work, including anti-corruption policies and institutions, criminalisation of corruption and law-enforcement, and measures to prevent corruption in public administration and in the business sector. The analysis is illustrated by examples of good practice from various countries and comparative cross-country data.

The report focuses on eight countries in the region which participate in the OECD/ACN initiative knows as the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan which including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. It also presents examples from other countries in the region to give a broader perspective for the analysis. The report covers the period between 2008 and 2012, when the second round of monitoring of Istanbul Action Plan countries was implemented, and is based on the results of this monitoring.

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Prevention of corruption in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Chapter 4 examines a broad range of measures taken by countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to prevent corruption in public administration and in the private sector. The Chapter examines progress in strengthening integrity in public service, preventing political influence on professional civil service and sanctioning conflict of interest, reporting obligations and whistle-blower protection. The Chapter analyses progress achieved by the countries in preventing corruption in public procurement, including through the introduction of review systems, e-procurement and debarment. The Chapter further examines how legislation on access to information can be further improved to promote transparency of public administration. It examines mechanisms to prevent political corruption, including rules for financing of political parties and elections. The Chapter analyses integrity in judiciary, including independence, integrity and accountability of judges. It concludes by exploring measures that governments and the private sector in the region took to prevent corruption in the business sector and proposes recommendations for further strengthening these measures.


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