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UNDP Kicks Off Country Research on Linkages between Corruption and Violent Extremism in the Asia-Pacific Region

On 22-23 August 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Anti-Corruption for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies in Asia-Pacific 2016-2020 (ACPIS) Project gathered in Manila, Philippines national country researchers, together with regional and global experts, to plan a new UNDP research report on the ‘Linkages between Corruption and Violent Extremism in the Asia-Pacific Region’.

Ms Clare Duffield, Counsellor, Australian Embassy in the Philippines, Mr Ola Almgren, UNDP Resident Representative in the Philippines, and Mr Phil Matsheza, Team Leader of the Governance and Peacebuilding Unit in UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub opened the workshop and welcomed participants. The activity is supported by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

Ms Duffield discussed the ‘dual scourge’ of corruption and violent extremism harming national and local stability and prosperity. Mr Almgren noted the importance of involving youth and women to increase the effectiveness of fighting corruption and preventing violent extremism.  Mr Matsheza highlighted the strong demand that now exists for generating evidence of the linkages between corruption and violent extremism.

The national researchers from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan Philippines and Thailand will start their country studies after the workshop. UNDP aims to launch the new report to mark International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2017.

For further information on the research report, please email: acpis@undp.org.

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New UNDP Anti-Corruption Programme, ACPIS, Launched in Singapore

On 7 March 2017, UNDP launched its new four-year project with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) Australia, Anti-Corruption for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies in Asia-Pacific (2016-2020) (ACPIS). The launch took place at the UN Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (UN GCSPE) in Singapore. Ms Vanessa Chan, Director-General of Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Organisations Directorate and Mr Bruce Gosper Australian High Commissioner to Singapore helped to launch the new project.

· Click here for The Straits Times article on the ACPIS Launch.
· Click here for ACPIS project documents.
· Click here to see UNDP Country Office projects under ACPIS.

For more information, please contact acpis@undp.org.

Library, Theme Anti-Corruption and Illicit Financial Flows,

Tackling Integrity Risks in Government Contracts

 

Tackling Integrity Risks in Government Contracts

June 2017

This Guidebook is designed as a practical methodology to help countries diagnose integrity risks in the public procurement system and processes, as well as to indicate proper actions to mitigate them.  In addition, the Guidebook is designed to help governments in the region upgrade their procurement systems during the Second Review Cycle of the UN Convention against Corruption (2017-2021).

This publication aims to contribute to achieving the SDGs from an anti-corruption perspective.

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Library, Theme Anti-Corruption and Human Rights,

A Practitioner’s Guide for Corruption Risk Mitigation in Extractive Industries

 

A Practitioner’s Guide for Corruption Risk Mitigation in Extractive Industries

2016

This Guide is intended for policymakers, policy advisors, project/programme managers and specialists.  It is a useful tool to raise awareness among government regulators, anti-corruption practitioners and non-state actors who are interested in addressing corruption in extractive industries.

This publication aims to contribute to achieving the SDGs from an anti-corruption perspective.

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Anti-corruption for REDD+, Bangladesh Corruption Measurement & Anti-Corruption Monitoring, Bangladesh Corruption Risk Mitigation in Climate Change, Climate change & Natural resource management, Congo (Dem. Republic of) Corruption Measurement & Anti-Corruption Monitoring, Congo (Dem. Republic of) Corruption Risk Mitigation in Climate Change, Library, Nepal Corruption Measurement & Anti-Corruption Monitoring, Nepal Corruption Risk Mitigation in Climate Change, Peru Corruption Measurement & Anti-Corruption Monitoring, Peru Corruption Risk Mitigation in Climate Change, Philippines Corruption Measurement & Anti-Corruption Monitoring, Philippines Corruption Risk Mitigation in Climate Change, Themes, UNCAC implementation for development effectiveness,

Guidance on Conducting REDD+ Corruption Risk Assessments (REDD+ CRA)

 

Guidance on Conducting REDD+ Corruption Risk Assessments (REDD+ CRA)

March 2014

The UN-REDD Programme has developed the Guidance on REDD+ CRA to support countries in identifying corruption risks in REDD+ country programmes and assess the effectiveness of existing risk mitigation measures, and thus initiate a process to develop systems and capacities to mitigate those risks.

This publication aims to contribute to achieving the SDGs from an anti-corruption perspective.

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Library, Theme Anti-Corruption and Human Rights,

Participatory Monitoring to Improve Performance of Government Services and Promote Citizen Empowerment: A Success Story from The Philippines

 

Participatory Monitoring to Improve Performance of Government Services and Promote Citizen Empowerment: A Success Story from The Philippines

2013

This case study is of a social accountability monitoring project in the municipality of San Miguel, Bohol in The Philippines.  The assessment was aimed at furthering an understanding about the context-specific factors that enable the success of social accountability interventions.

This publication aims to contribute to achieving the SDGs from an anti-corruption perspective.

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Library, Theme Anti-Corruption and Human Rights,

Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Anti-Corruption and Addressing Drivers of Corruption

 

Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Anti-Corruption and Addressing Drivers of Corruption

December 2016

The evaluation found that while UNDP contributions have been important for enhancing anti-corruption policies and capacities. Their actual outcomes, however, have been dependent on broader governance capacities and evolving governance systems and processes, and inadequate judicial capacities in member countries, which have consequently limited the impact of anti-corruption initiatives.

This publication aims to contribute to achieving the SDGs from an anti-corruption perspective.

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User’s Guide to Measuring Corruption and Anti-Corruption

 

User’s Guide to Measuring Corruption and Anti-Corruption

2015

The Guide intends to respond to the increasing demand from a wide range of stakeholders for updated guidance on measuring both corruption and its absence, specifically the phenomena of transparency, accountability, and integrity.  Because much of the regularly collected data on corruption and anti-corruption is concerned with government activities, this Guide has a strong focus on measuring the public sector and its relationship to civil society.  The Guide is written for practitioners involved in anti-corruption work that seek alternatives to bare logic models and input/output indicators.

This publication aims to contribute to achieving the SDGs from an anti-corruption perspective.

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Library, Theme Anti-Corruption and Human Rights,

A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for All

A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for All

2016

Opening up judicial systems fosters integrity and increases public trust without impeding independence of the judiciary. The report advocates for judiciaries to open up to peer learning by engaging representatives of other countries in capacity assessments to improve judicial integrity. It also encourages judiciaries to consult end-users, associations of judges and use new technologies to foster transparency and accountability.

This publication aims to contribute to achieving the SDGs from an anti-corruption perspective.

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Partnering in Anti-Corruption Knowledge

 

Partnering in Anti-Corruption Knowledge: A Guidance Note for Development Partners

November 2013

This Note provides some guidance on what the UNCAC can mean for the work of various development partners and practitioners. The aim is to raise awareness about UNCAC and provide some guidance on how UNCAC could be used as a framework for technical assistance and anticorruption programming.

This publication aims to contribute to achieving the SDGs from an anti-corruption perspective.

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