The project will support nongovernmental parties, including businesses, in Iraq and Libya to participate in formulating and monitoring national anti-corruption reforms by providing them with specialized training programs and specific tools to:
- advance concrete action to reduce corruption risks in healthcare and customs
- integrate Collective Action concepts and practices into programs of national anti-corruption authorities
The objective is to facilitate the generation of actionable knowledge and the transfer of new skills that will help stakeholders to foster innovative anti-corruption solutions. Ultimately, the impact would be increased levels of transparency and accountability in the two targeted sectors and enhanced effectiveness of anti-corruption authorities. As such, the project will strengthen the capacity of 40 nongovernmental stakeholders in Iraq and Libya to disseminate information and monitor anti-corruption in healthcare and customs by March 2017 and support the development of related actionable regional declarations, enabling these to be incorporated in the national action plans of at least one of the two project countries by December 2017. It will also seek to integrate Collective Action tools in programs of national anti-corruption authorities in at least one of the two project countries by March 2018.
Description of Integrity Partner
UNDP is the UN's global development network. It operates in 170 countries and territories, helping to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities and institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP is the lead agency on democratic governance in the UN system supporting efforts to advance related results in four main areas:
- Expanding people's opportunities to participate in political decision-making, particularly those of women and the poor
- Making democratic institutions more accountable and responsive to citizens, supporting national parliaments, public administrations and rule of law
- Promoting the principles of democratic governance – in particular, anti-corruption, human rights, women's empowerment and equal opportunity
- Supporting country-led democratic governance assessments that help countries to assess their needs, monitor their progress and achieve their goals
UNDP’s activities in the Arab States region build on UNDP’s five thematic priorities, with additional emphasis placed on addressing the main impediments to human development in the region as identified by the Arab Human Development Report series, namely freedom and good governance, knowledge, and women’s empowerment.
This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Source: Project profile provided by the Integrity Partner as at date of funding agreement. For updates kindly refer to the latest Siemens Integrity Initiative Annual Report.