The Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan

Progress and Challenges

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Corruption is a serious concern in many parts of the world. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, transition processes provided particularly rich ground for corruption. This volume analyses a broad range of anti-corruption measures recently implemented in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and identifies where interim progress has been achieved, and where further or reinforced action is needed. The book covers such areas as: anti-corruption strategies, and action plans and mechanisms to monitor their implementation; as well as anti-corruption criminal legislation and its application in practice, including the key role of specialised, independent and well-resourced anti-corruption law-enforcement bodies. The volume also examines a diverse range of measures to prevent corruption among public officials, in political parties, and in the private sector. It  is rich with country data and practical examples, and will provide a useful source of information for anti-corruption decision makers and practitioners in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and beyond. 


Anti-Corruption Policies and Institutions

An anti-corruption strategy is a policy document which analyses problems, sets objectives, identifies main areas of action (e.g. prevention and repression of corruption and public education) and establishes an implementation mechanism. A strategy can be supported by an action plan which provides specific implementation measures, allocates responsibilities, establishes schedules and provides for a monitoring procedure. Strategies and action plans can be adopted by parliaments, presidents or heads of governments as national policies. Anticorruption strategies are important statements of political will and policy direction. They can provide a useful tool for mobilising efforts by government and other stakeholders, for structuring the policy development process, and for ensuring monitoring of policy implementation.


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