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Jordan


Monday, August 14, 2017

Young ‘Transparency Knights’ gear up to fight corruption in Jordan

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to complete the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goa... read more



Arab Region


Monday, December 26, 2016

Anti-corruption and integrity highlights from the Arab region in 2016

Efforts to prevent and combat corruption continue to witness a steady rise in the Arab states region, albeit with varying degrees of success and limited overall progress recorded in 2016. This is despite the seemingly increasing expression of poli... read more



Arab Region


Monday, October 31, 2016

Innovating towards evidence-based reforms against corruption at the sectoral level

Linking anti-corruption efforts to sustainable development requires a transformation in related national strategies on the two ends of the paradigm. This can be deduced from the new Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030 that was adopted by world... read more



Arab Region


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Arab region scores slight improvement on 2015 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International launched the results of the 2015 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) covering 168 countries on a scale from 0 (Very Clean) to 100 (Very Corrupt). Denmark came in the lea... read more



Arab Region


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Cairo hosts first Session of States Parties to the ACAC

The League of Arab States convened the first Session of the Conference of States Parties to the “Arab Convention against Corruption” (ACAC) at its headquarters in Cairo on 27-28 December 2015. The State of Kuwait was unanimously chosen... read more



Arab Region


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Participation of women in anti-corruption and integrity efforts in the arab countries

Since its commencement in 2011, UNDP’s Regional Project on Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries (ACIAC) sought to involve women in its various activities with a view to empower them to play a more active role in related reform... read more



Kuwait


Monday, December 21, 2015

Kuwait Anti-Corruption Commission Annulled and New Bill to Re-Establish It

The Council of Ministers in Kuwait approved a new anti-corruption bill and transferred it to the Emir, on an urgency basis, in preparation for its submission to the National Assembly, in an attempt to fill the void created by the Constitutional Co... read more



Comoros


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

National Commission for the Prevention and Combating of Corruption in Comoros joins ACINET

The “National Commission for the Prevention and Combating of Corruption” (NCPCC) joined the “Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network” (ACINET) on 15 December 2015, becoming the 47th member along with the other... read more



Jordan


Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Jordan Commemorates International Anti-Corruption Day under the Slogan: “Jordan’s Youth against Corruption”

Under the slogan “Jordan’s Youth against Corruption”, Jordan commemorated International Anti-Corruption Day with a view to enhance youth engagement in the related ongoing discourse at the national and international levels. To thi... read more



Tunisia


Thursday, November 19, 2015

ACINET launches preparations for its fifth Ministerial Conference

The Presidency of the Tunisian Government hosted a meeting yesterday to launch the preparations for the fifth Ministerial Conference of the “Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network” (ACINET), which will mark the transfer of the ACIN... read more



Jordan


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Appointing New Leaders to the Principal Oversight Bodies in Jordan

As part of recent changes in the leadership of principal oversight bodies in Jordan, Mohammed Allaf was appointed as the new Chairperson of the Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission (JACC) by virtue of a Royal Decree... read more



Jordan


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Appointing New Leaders to the Principal Oversight Bodies in Jordan

As part of recent changes in the leadership of principal oversight bodies in Jordan, Mohammed Allaf was appointed as the new Chairperson of the Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission (JACC) by virtue of a Royal Decree... read more



Egypt


Sunday, September 20, 2015

New Egyptian Government Sworn In, Pledges to Fight Corruption

The new Egyptian Government headed by Sharif Ismail was sworn in before the President of the Republic on 19 September 2015, a week after the acceptance of the resignation of the outgoing Government headed by Ibrahim Mahlab. The governmental change... read more



Arab Region


Friday, September 18, 2015

Towards a new generation of national anti-corruption strategies in the Arab region

The advent of the “national anti-corruption strategy” to Arab countries, less than a decade ago, marked a new era for the governance discourse in the region, where governments formally acknowledge the corruption problem and openly esta... read more



Arab Region


Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Blood in the Leadership of Anti-Corruption Authorities in Arab countries

A number of authorities in charge of strengthening integrity and fighting corruption in the Arab region have witnessed important changes at the level of their leadership in 2015, reflecting in most cases a desire to pump new blood into such author... read more



Tunisia


Monday, June 08, 2015

Anti-corruption in the 100 Day Speech of the Head of the Government of Tunisia

The Head of the Government of Tunisia, Mr. Habib ESSID, presented the achievements of his Government and outlined its future orientations in his speech to the Assembly of the Representatives of the People on 5 June 2015, on the occasion of the fir... read more



Tunisia


Monday, May 04, 2015

Towards the Adoption of the National Anti-corruption Strategy in Tunisia

In collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, the National Anti-corruption Authority in Tunisia organized a workshop on "Activating the Path towards the Adoption of the National Anti-corruption Strategy" on 4 May 2015.

Th... read more



GCC


Friday, May 01, 2015

Second Meeting of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in the Gulf Cooperation Council

On 29-30 April, Qatar welcomed heads of anti-corruption and integrity agencies from Gulf States. Participants discussed coordination and cooperation mechanisms and means to strengthen their efforts with a view to reaching a united anti-corruption... read more



Lebanon


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lebanon Finalizes Self-Assessment of UNCAC Implementation

The Technical Anti-Corruption Committee in Lebanon finalized the self-assessment of the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) with the support of UNDP’s regional project on Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab C... read more



Tunisia


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tunisia Continues Consultations on Whistleblower Protection Bill

The national seminar "towards an effective system for whistleblower protection in Tunisia" was held yesterday with the joint support of OECD and UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Tunisia and in cooperation with the National Anti-Corrupti... read more



International


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Third Government Summit in Dubai Focuses on Innovation

The third Government Summit concluded its sessions on 11 February following three days of plenaries, roundtables and discussions on how to shape future governments with a focus on enhancing public service delivery through technology and innovation... read more



Bahrain


Friday, January 30, 2015

Bahrain Hosts Study Tour on Governance Innovations for Development

The UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Development Programme and the E-Government Authority of Bahrain organized a study tour to Manama on 24-29 January 2015 for 21 representatives from 19 countries from Asia, Africa and Latin A... read more



Jordan


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New bill in Jordan to Create “National Integrity Center”

In the framework of efforts made in Jordan to enhance the "National Integrity System", the Royal Commission in charge of monitoring the "National Integrity Charter", which was adopted in 2013, prepared a... read more



Egypt


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Egypt Adopts a National Anti-Corruption Strategy

Egypt announced its National Anti-Corruption Strategy for the period starting in December 2014 and ending in December 2018. This was done during a major official ceremony that was held yesterday at the he... read more



Arab Region


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Commemorating International Anti-Corruption Day in the Arab Region

Since 2008, UNDP and UNODC have joined forces to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day through a joint global campaign. The theme for this year is “Break the Corruption Chain”. It focuses on the need to act against corrupti... read more



Arab Region


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

International Anti-Corruption Day 2014 in Arab Region and the Role of UNDP

Since 2008, UNDP and UNODC have joined forces to commemorate the International Anti-Corruption Day through a joint global campaign. The theme for this year is “Break the Corruption Chain”. It focuses on the need to act against corrupti... read more



Arab Region


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A Closer Look at the Results of 2014 CPI from the Perspective of the Arab Region

The Results of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2014 are out! Denmark is in the lead, followed by New Zealand and Finland; while Somalia trails the list, preceded by North Korea and Sudan. The CP... read more



Morocco


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Morocco Trains Practitioners on Monitoring and Evaluating National Anti-Corruption Strategy

The National School of Administration in the Kingdom of Morocco hosted a training entitled "Towards a Comprehensive Mechanism for Monitoring and Evaluating the Anti-Corruption Strategy" on 12-14 November. 30 governmental experts representing minis... read more



International


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Transparency International calls G20 Leaders to End Corporate Secrecy

In an open letter sent to the G20 leaders who are gathering on 15 November in Brisbane Australia, Transparency International calls to put an end to corporate secrecy, which enables tax evasion and money laundering of illicit financial flows emanat... read more



Jordan


Monday, November 03, 2014

Scoping Visit to Support the Country Office in Jordan in the Development of its National Anti-Corruption Project

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) completed a scoping mission to Jordan, undertaken by a team of experts provided through its Regional Programme, with the aim of exploring national needs and priorities in the area of anti-corruption... read more



International


Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Aid Transparency Index for 2014 Ranks UNDP on Top

Launched in 2008 at the high level forum on aid effectiveness in Accra, the International Aid Transparency Initiative aims at making information on aid spending easy to access, use and understand. Towards this objective, 284 organizations have com... read more



Jordan


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Roundtable in Jordan on the “Role of Women in Promoting Integrity in the Private Sector”

Amman, 18 September 2014 – The “Rasheed Coalition for Integrity and Transparency” organized a roundtable in cooperation with the “Anti-Corruption Commission” in Jordan on the “Role of Women in Promoting Integrit... read more



State of Palestine


Friday, September 19, 2014

Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission Issues 2013 Annual Report

The Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission released its 2013 annual report on 18 September 2014, after submitting it to related official authorities.
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Sudan


Saturday, September 06, 2014

Sudan Joins the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Sudan became a State Party to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on 5 September 2014, increasing the number of States Parties to 174 including all the Arab countries with the exception of Syria and Somalia. The Convention, wh... read more



Arab Region


Thursday, September 04, 2014

High Level Tunisian Delegation Visits Beirut in Preparation for the Transfer of ACINET Chairmanship

A high-level delegation from the Republic of Tunisia completed an official visit to Beirut, from 1 to 3 September 2014, upon the invitation of H.E. the Minister of Justice Major General Ashraf Rifi, Chair of the "Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Ne... read more



Jordan


Monday, September 01, 2014

Jordan Anti-Corruption Commission Issues 2013 Annual Report

The Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission released its 2013 annual report on 31 September 2014, presenting the work it carried out in cooperation and coordination with other authorities... read more



Lebanon


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Authority from Lebanon joins Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network

The Higher Committee for Discipline of the Republic of Lebanon has completed the proce... read more



Jordan


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Regional Roundtable on Open Government in Amman

The Jordan Transparency Center collaborated with the Arab Anti-Corruption Organization, both members of ACINET’s Non-Governmental Group, to organize a regional roundtable titled &... read more



International


Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Basel Institute on Governance Publishes the 2014 Anti-Money Laundering Index

The Basel Institute on Governance has issued its 2014 Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Index rankings, which assesses the risk of money laundering and terrorism financing in 162 countries, bas... read more



Yemen


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SEMC Trains Yemeni Journalists on Access to Information

The Studies and Economic Media Center (SEMC) in Yemen organized in Sana’a, on 9-11 August 2014, a training for journalists on access to information and related legal protection, with a view to enabling them to use their right to information in a more effective manner, in accordance with the Yemeni l... read more



Morocco


Thursday, August 07, 2014

New Bill on the Right of Access to Information in Morocco

The Moroccan government approved, on 31 July 2014, a new Bill on the right of access to information and submitted it to the Parliament. This comes in the context of the effort to implement Article 27 of the Constitution recognizing that all citizens “have the right of access to information held by t... read more



International


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

16th International Anti-Corruption Conference Postponed

Transparency International (TI) announced that the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference which was planned to take place in Tunis from 21 to 24 October 2014 has been postponed, by request of the Tunisian Government and due to the proximity of... read more



Regional Non Arab


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gender and Corruption in Latin America

UNDP published a Working Paper entitled “Gender and Corruption in Latin America: Is There a Link?” aimed at contributing to setting the basis for a policy dialogue and analysis on gender and corruption in Latin America. The paper proposes... read more



Morocco


Monday, July 07, 2014

Morocco’s Government Ratifies Bill of National Authority for Integrity and the Prevention and Combating of Bribery

Following extensive consultations involving a number stakeholders, the Moroccan Government ratified on 26 June 2014 the bill of the "National Authority for Integrity and the Prevention and Combating of Bribery". The Bill aims to replace the "Central... read more



Arab Region


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Report on Water Governance in the Arab Region Now Available in Arabic

Water challenges can and must be addressed if the Arab region is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, attain shared prosperity, and reach a future of sustainable human development. Addressing water challenges now can also help strengthen resi... read more



Lebanon


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Launching a Report on Political Corruption on the Arab Region

Beirut 06/26/2014 – In a remarkable initiative, Transparency International through its Lebanese and Palestinian national chapters developed a regional specialized report on "Political corruption in the Arab world" which was based on information... read more



Tunisia


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tunisia Completes Three Anti-Corruption Draft Laws

As part of the Republic of Tunisia’s efforts to build a more effective anti-corruption legal framework, in accordance with the national context and in line with related international standards, the “Ministry of State in charge of Governan... read more



International


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority Continues its Field Visits and Learns More about the Jordanian Experience

The delegation of the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority returned from its field visit to Jordan where it met with government officials from the main bodies in charge of control and anti-corruption, and learned more about their experiences, and namel... read more



International


Friday, June 06, 2014

Siemens Releases Annual Report on Integrity Initiatives for 2013

Thirty projects on business integrity in more than 20 countries were implemented with funding from the Siemens Integrity Initiative last year, amounting to more than USD 25 million. These projects, focusing on information and training on compliance and anti-corruption measures for the private secto... read more



International


Thursday, June 05, 2014

GOPAC Becomes Observer in Egmont Group

In a move underlining the vital role that parliamentarians play in helping to monitor laundering of the proceeds of corruption and strengthening the independence of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs), the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) has been granted Observer S... read more



Jordan


Monday, April 28, 2014

Jordan Continues Reviewing its Implementation of UNCAC’s Preventive Measures

The national team, in charge of reviewing Jordan’s commitment to implement the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), continues its work in cooperation with UNDP’s Regional Project on Anti-corruption and Integrity in the Ar... read more



Tunisia


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority Visits Morocco

The delegation of the Tunisian Anti-Corruption Authority returned from its field visit to Morocco where it met with officials, parliamentarians and civil society experts and learned more about the Moroccan experience in fighting corruption, with a fo... read more



Iraq


Thursday, April 17, 2014

ACINET Members Discuss Cooperation in the Recovery of Stolen Assets

A number of ACINET's members and its Non-Governmental Group participated in the Second Session of Baghdad International Forum entitled "Recovering Stolen Assets preserves people’s dignity and rebuilds homelands" held on 9 and 10 April 2014. And... read more



Iraq


Thursday, April 17, 2014

ACINET's Members Discussed the Cooperation in Recovering Stolen Assets

A number of ACINET's members and its Non-Governmental Group participated in the Second Session of Baghdad International Forum entitled "Recovering Stolen Assets preserves people’s dignity and rebuilds homelands" held on 9 and 10 April 2014. And... read more



Iraq


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baghdad International Forum Discusses Stolen Assets Recovery

The second session of Baghdad International Anti-Corruption Forum on "Recovering Stolen Assets preserves people’s dignity and rebuilds homelands" was held on 9 and 10 April 2014, under the patronage of the Prime Minister and in collaboration wi... read more



Lebanon


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Lebanese Anti-Corruption Committee Reconvenes Under New Government

On 1 April 2014, the Lebanese Anti-Corruption Technical Committee reconvened for the first time after the new Government was formed and following the vote of confidence by Parliament. Minister of State for Administrative Reform H.E. Nabil DE FREIGE c... read more



Arab Region


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Arab Anti-Corruption Agencies Endeavor to Learn More About Successful Experiences in the World

Anti-corruption Agencies in the Arab region have recently become more active in building bridges of cooperation and communication with their counterparts in countries that have been successful in their anti-corruption efforts. Some of them are conduc... read more



Egypt


Monday, March 17, 2014

Calls for Amending Bill on Protecting Whistleblowers, Witnesses and Experts in Egypt

In a step reflecting a notable development in the growing role of Egyptian civil society in demanding good governance and anti-corruption reforms, a number of civil society organizations (CSOs) launched the “National Campaign for the Collection of Signatures” requesting the Government to withdraw an... read more



Egypt


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Egypt Merges the Ministry of Sate for Administrative Development with the Ministry of Local Development

Earlier this month, Egypt formed a new government headed by Ibrahim Mahlab, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities in the former government of Dr. Hazem Beblawi which resigned on 24 February 2014, in the context of major protests in the country. A noteworthy action of the new governmen... read more



Arab Region


Thursday, March 13, 2014

ESCWA Publishes a New Report on Arab Integration

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia "ESCWA" recently published a report entitled "Arab Integration: a 21st Century Development Initiative." This report represents a renewed call for a comprehensive human renaissance in... read more



Egypt


Friday, February 28, 2014

Egypt’s Central Auditing Organization Discloses Information and Stirs Controversy

Setting a precedent, Egypt’s Central Auditing Organization (CAO) held a press conference on 17 February 2014, in which it disclosed critical information on corruption acts and potential violations in the management of public money in the period... read more



International


Friday, February 28, 2014

New Report on the State of Economic Crime in the Middle East

PwC released the second edition Global Economic Crime Survey, with the first one issued in 2011. The Survey collects and analyzes information on the respondents’ perceptions and e... read more



Tunisia


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Celebrating the First Bloom of the Arab Spring: Success in the Tunisian Constitution-Making Process

On 27 January 2014, the new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly, marking a historic moment for Tunisia. This is the country’s first democratic constitution and ope... read more



Lebanon


Friday, February 07, 2014

Online Tax Service Draws More Applicants

The Finance Ministry in Lebanon said that over 9,000 companies and individuals had applied to the ministry’s online tax payments by the middle of December. According to ministry’s monthly bulletin, 9,204 applications were sent electronica... read more



Tunisia


Friday, January 31, 2014

Constitutionalizing Anti-Corruption in Tunisia

Tunisia adopted its new Constitution on 27 January 2014 and established with it the “Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Agency”. Full article... read more



State of Palestine


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

AMAN Develops a Report on the “Participation of Civil Society in Anti-Corruption Efforts”

The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN) developed a report entitled “Participation of Civil Society in Anti-Corruption efforts, Model for the Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN) in Palestine 2013". This report was dr... read more



Kuwait


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Kuwait’s Anti-Corruption Authority Joins ACINET

The Arab Anti-corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) announced that the Kuwaiti Anti-Corruption Authority joined the Network in December 2013. This comes approximately a year after the authority was established, making Kuwait the latest Arab count... read more



Lebanon


Sunday, December 29, 2013

ACINET Chair Statement on International Anti-Corruption Day for 2013

At the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day for 2013, the Chair of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network Minister Chakib CORTBAOUI issued a statement that you can find below. ... read more



Lebanon


Monday, December 23, 2013

The Iraqi Commission of Integrity Visits the Lebanese Parliament as Part of a Training Course For Fighting Illicit Enrichment

A panel discussion was held this morning in theLebanese Parliament where officials, investigators from the Iraqi Commission of Integrity and MPs Yassin Jaber, Mohammed Kabbani and Ghassan Moukhaiber discussed Lebanon's experience in combating corrupt... read more



Lebanon


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lebanon Launches Studies on Anti-Corruption in Health, Water and Education

In commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9) and the International Human Rights Day (December 10), UNDP Lebanon launched three studies on anti-corruption in health, water and education at a ceremony held in the Lebanese Parl... read more



Lebanon


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Report of Lebanon Anti-Corruption Workshop is Now Online

The final report of the workshop on “Supporting the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Lebanon” held in Beirut on 5 December 2013 is now available in Arabic and is currently being translated into English and French. It may be accessible on: http://www.po... read more



Arab Region


Monday, December 09, 2013

ACINET Chair Statement on International Anti-Corruption Day for 2013

At the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day for 2013, the Chair of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network Minister Chakib CORTBAOUI issued a statement that you can find below. ... read more



Jordan


Monday, December 09, 2013

The 13th Annual Conference on the State of Governance and Public Administration in the Arab Countries

The Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Sector Development held its 13th Annual Conference on the State of Governance and Public Administration in the Arab Countries in Amman on December 9-12, 2013. The conference was organized under the au... read more



International


Monday, November 25, 2013

Parliamentarians Call for Fighting Grand Corruption as an International Crime

The Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC) published this month a discussion paper entitled “Prosecuting grand corruption as an international crime," following the request of its members to include "grand corruption"... read more



Jordan


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Jordan Advances in Establishing an Integrity Charter

On November 16, 2013 the Royal Committee for Enhancing the National Integrity System in Jordan issued the National Integrity charter’s first draft and its operational plan and this was done in only less than a year after his Majesty King Abdull... read more



Arab Region


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Morocco Hosts the Second Arab Forum on Asset Recovery

The “Arab Forum on Asset Recovery” (AFAR) held its second meeting in Marrakesh on 26-28 October 2013 in collaboration between the government of Morocco and the United Kingdom. More than 200 participants including senior officials, judges... read more



Yemen


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Recent Restructuring of the Supreme National Anti-Corruption Commission

The Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour HADI issued on Monday September 19 2013 a decree to reform the Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption. The new committee, made up of 11 members, comprises Afrah Saleh Mohammed BAWAILAN, Ibtihaj Abdullah El KAMAL, Ibrahim Ali HAITHAM, Hassan Shukri... read more



Not Assigned


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Call from Transparency International for Papers and Workshop on Integrity Risks in the Public-Private Interface, Cairo on 4 - 5 December 2013

American University in Cairo and Cairo University are hosting a research conference supported by Transparency International on the 4-5 December 2013 in Cairo, on the topic of Integrity Risks in the Public-Private Interface, focusing on Egypt but also including research on other Middle East and North... read more



Algeria


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Algeria Joins the Arab Anti-Corruption & Integrity Network

The National Body for the Prevention and Combatting of Corruption in the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria recently joined the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET), thus becoming the newest member along 42 other ministries and... read more



International


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Results Are Out for TI’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer

How does corruption feature in people’s lives around the world? On 9 July 2013, Transparency International (TI) launched the Global Corruption Barometer 2013, which tries to answer this question through the largest global public opinion survey... read more



GCC


Sunday, June 02, 2013

Gulf Cooperation Council Establishes a Committee for the Heads of Agencies Involved in the Fight Against Corruption and the Promotion of Integrity

In its 127th session held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on 2 June 2013, the GCC Ministerial Council approved the establishment of a Committee for the heads of agencies involved in the fight against corruption and the promotion of integrity... read more



International


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

UNDP-ACIAC is Seeking to Recruit Two Experts

1- Anti-corruption assessment expert
2- Anti-corruption law... read more



Lebanon


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fourth Conference of the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network “Reconciling Hopes with Realities in the Fight Against Corruption: Paving the Way for Innovation”

Under the patronage of H.E the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon, ACINET is organizing its fourth conference entitled “Reconciling Hopes with Realities in the Fight against Corruption: Paving the Way for Innovation” in Beirut on 1... read more



Tunisia


Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Article Written by Mr. Mohamed Moncef El Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia on Anti-Corruption in Tunisia

In a unique initiative, the President of the Tunisian Republic published an article focusing on anti-corruption, in which he addresses the phenomenon and discusses mechanisms to combat it, focusing on 5 pillars: (1) political will; (2) the Supreme In... read more



International


Monday, April 01, 2013

"What’s Yours Is Mine: New Actors and New Approaches to Asset Recovery in Global Corruption Cases"

In its latest policy paper – “What’s Yours Is Mine: New Actors and New Approaches to Asset Recovery in Global Corruption Cases” -- the Center for Global Development (CGD) looks at what it describes as an ‘evolutionary process’ in the battle against corruption. Progress has been made in finding and p... read more



Not Assigned


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Arab Countries and the Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index

Corruption in defense engenders numerous inefficiencies and dangers to society at large, and constitutes a highly charged and sensitive topic. Transparency International (TI) launched the first global analysis of this issue “The Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index” in January 2013. It analyzes... read more



International


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jakarta Statement on Principles for Anti-Corruption Agencies

On 26-27 November 2012, current and former heads of anti-corruption agencies (ACAs), anti-corruption practitioners and experts from around the world gathered in Jakarta at the invitation of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Indonesia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the... read more



Not Assigned


Monday, November 26, 2012

International Conference on Principles for Anti-Corruption Agencies

The Corruption Eradication Commission is organizing on 26-27 November 2012 a meeting with Anti Corruption Agencies from around the world in Djkarta, to discuss the meaning of independance and also to agree on a number of principles for those agencies. It is expected to discuss possible avenues to pr... read more



Not Assigned


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Call for Proposal for the Commemoration of the International Anti- Corruption Day - Deadline 19/11/2012

Specific activities to be funded: Commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day on December through events and actions that raise public awareness about corruption; fosters proactive action against corruption; outlines follow up steps to adv... read more



Lebanon


Friday, November 09, 2012

PM Najib Mikati Chaired a Meeting on Anti-Corruption with the "Committee Charged With Reviewing Anti-Corruption Policies and Conventions Signed by the Lebanese State"

Quoting Justice Minister Chakib Crdobawi in 2013 Lebanon will face two challenges the first is that the Lebanese Minister of Justice will chair the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) which requires internal readiness, and the second... read more



Tunisia


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

First Meeting of the Higher Council for the Fight Against Corruption and the Recovery of State Assets

The first meeting of the Higher Council for the Fight Against Corruption and the Recovery of State Assetswas held on 30 October 2012 in Tunis, under the chairmanship of Caretaker Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali. Created by virtue of the decree n°1425 of August 31, 2012, this council aims to avoid the d... read more



International


Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Role of Financial Intelligence Units in Fighting Corruption and Recovering Stolen Assets

Effective anti-money laundering systems have the potential to pose a significant barrier to the possibility of perpetrators of corruption-related offences enjoying the proceeds of corruption, or indeed laundering the bribe itself. Financial Intelligence Units are an important element in this regard... read more



Arab Region


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Job Vacancy at Transparency International

TI-Secretariat is looking for a Regional Programme Manager for the Middle East and North Africa Department. Application Closing Date - 30 Aug 2012 Job Start Date - 01 Oct, 2012 Duration - 2 years with the possibility of extension Location - Berlin, T... read more



International


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The International Anti-Corruption Conference IACC Has Launched the Opportunity for Young Journalists to Apply and Attend

The call for Young Journalists from the MENA region has been uploaded to the website now – please find it here http://15iacc.org/get-involved/young-journalists/special-call-for-young-journalists-from-the-mena-region/. Journalists will be asked... read more



International


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Principles for Anti-Corruption Agencies: a Game Changer

Over the past 60 years, almost 150 specialised anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) have been established all around the world. Nearly every country nowadays has an ACA. Some, such as the Hong Kong Independent Commission against Corruption, have been hailed as successes, whereas others have been dismisse... read more



International


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Registration Has Opened to the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference

This year’s conference will support and connect people who want to change the rules of the game People are devising new ways to push for greater transparency and accountability, and are standing up to ultimately achieve greater social justice.... read more



Morocco


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Anti-Corruption: Suggestions From the Moroccan Prime Minister

Morocco’s prime minister reveals the three pillars of his vision for anti-corruption: strengthening the judicial and regulatory framework, strengthening control mechanisms to enable the Central Authority for Corruption Prevention to better exer... read more



International


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Transparency International Launches its 2011 Annual Report

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Arab Region


Friday, June 29, 2012

Fifth meeting of the Anti-Corruption Community of Practice in the Arab Region: “Programming for Social Accountability”

UNDP ACIAC held the Fifth meeting of the Anti-Corruption Community of Practice in the Arab States: “Programming for Social Accountability” in Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 28-29 June 2012. Over 12 UNDP country offices in the region and worldwide, in addition to UNDP regional centers as well... read more



Arab Region


Friday, June 08, 2012

Regional Workshop on Enhancing Transparency in the Private Sector and the Roles of Different Stakeholders in Arab Countries

The works of the Regional Workshop on Enhancing Transparency in the Private Sector and the Roles of Different Stakeholders in Arab Countries concluded on 8 June 2012 in Tunis, under the high patronage of H.E the President of the Republic of Tunisia. Participants agreed to build on the workshop’s con... read more



Tunisia


Wednesday, June 06, 2012

National Seminar on Illicit Enrichment

The National Seminar on Illicit Enrichment was held in Tunis, Republic of Tunisia on 6 June 2012 under the high patronage of H.E the President of the Republic of Tunisia. Over 120 participants including ministers, judges, senior officials from oversight authorities, representatives of governmental i... read more



Qatar


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Qatar and UNDP Finalize Agreement to Set Up Arab Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative in Doha

The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States at UNDP, Ms. Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, visited His Excellency the Attorney General of the State of Qatar, Dr. Ali Ben Fetais Al Marri, in Doha this week to discuss ong... read more



Qatar


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Arab Region Experts Draw on UNDP Support and Declare New Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Doha

Doha,the United Nations Development Programme held two meetings for anti-corruption experts from the Arab region in partnership with the Public Prosecution of the State of Qatar. The first meeting addressed the need to enhance Arab capacities to figh... read more



International


Thursday, March 01, 2012

Improving Anti-Corruption Agencies as Organizations

Anti-Corruption Agencies have been seen by donors and commentators as a visible and discrete institutional response to a country’s commitment to anti-corruption work. A number of reports have commented adversely on the general effectiveness and impact of ACAs in practice. Much of the concern relates... read more



UN Agencies


Friday, September 30, 2011

Regional Conference Public Service Delivery in Arab Countries: Corruption Risks and Possible Responses

The conference was concluded on 30 September 2011 under the high patronage of H.E. the President of the Tunisian Republic and with the participation of delegates from 8 Arab countries including high-level officials and representatives from civil society organisations, the private sector and internat... read more



UN Agencies


Friday, September 30, 2011

Siemens and UNDP Launch Joint Anti-Corruption Efforts for Arab Region

Siemens and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have teamed up to promote integrity and openness throughout the Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa. ... read more



UN Agencies


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Qatar Backs Anti-Corruption Project in Arab States

Qatar partners with the United Nations Development Programme to implement a new Arab anti-corruption project, marking the first time that an Arab country will work with the organization on a regional democratic governance initiative. read more



Arab Region


Monday, March 29, 2010

Preparations for the First Regional Training for Non-Governmental Practitioners on Anti-Corruption Assessments

Preparations are underway to organize a regional training session for non-governmental practitioners on anti-corruption assessments. The session, which will be held in Beirut (Lebanon) on 29-30 March 2010, is designed to contribute to the efforts aimed at empowering Arab non-governmental actors to c... read more



Arab Region


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Integrity in the Private Sector to be Addressed at the Regional Level in Bahrain in March

With more global attention being directed to the importance of strengthening integrity in the private sector as a foundation of sustainable development, Arab stakeholders in the region are becoming more interested in this subject. The need to support its introduction to the ongoing anti-corruption d... read more



Yemen


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Extension of Anti-Corruption Cooperation Between Yemen and UNDP

The Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption (SNACC) in Yemen announced, on 24 February 2010, the extension of its cooperation with UNDP’s Country Office in Yemen in the framework of a project launched in 2007 to support media and ci... read more



International


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Global Integrity Releases its 2009 Index

On 23 February 2010, “Global Integrity” released its 2009 Index, which includes, this year, an assessment of anti-corruption mechanisms in 35 countries including Algeria, Jordan and Lebanon, noting that the number of countries varies from year to year. The Index assesses the existence, effectiveness... read more



Iraq


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Workshop in Iraq on the Role of Media and Whistleblowing

The Iraqi Commission of Integrity (CoI) held in Baghdad (Iraq) on 23 February 2010 a workshop to encourage the media to reveal financial and administrative corruption. The focus was on means to strengthen investigative journalism and utilize it in su... read more



Algeria


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jordan’s Anti Corruption Commission Reaches Out to Civil Society

The Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission (JACC) held a seminar in Amman (Jordan) on 17 February 2010 to introduce its mandate and functions to a number of civil society organizations and activists. Discussions addressed JACC’s role in the investigation and prosecution of corruption, the detection of... read more



Kuwait


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kuwait Transparency Society Presents a Report on the Third Forum on Transparency in Kuwait to the Emir

Kuwait Transparency Society (KTS) presented a full report on the Third Forum on Transparency in Kuwait to H.H. the Emir of Kuwait on 16 February 2010. The Emir stressed the importance and need to hold wrongdoers accountable if they are proven guilty... read more



State of Palestine


Monday, February 15, 2010

A Palestinian Committee to Audit Media Allegations About Corruption in the Palestinian National Authority

The State Audit and Administrative Control Bureau (SAACB) formed a committee to audit what was lately circulated by media outlets about corruption cases in the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). The objective is to verify the validity of these all... read more



Arab Region


Monday, February 08, 2010

Regional Workshop on Political Ethics and Conflict of Interest

The Arab Parliamentarians against Corruption (ArPAC) organized a regional workshop in Beirut (Lebanon) on 18-19 February 2010, with the support of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) in the framework of a joint project between the two organizations. The regional workshop was attended by p... read more



Yemen


Saturday, February 06, 2010

Local Training on Anti-Corruption and Legal Protection of Whistleblowers in Yemen

The Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC) in Yemen organized a local training session on 6-9 February 2010 in Aden (Yemen), with the support of the “Article 13 Alliance” and in cooperation with the Middle East Partnership I... read more



Yemen


Monday, February 01, 2010

A New Corruption Prosecution Office in Yemen

On 1 February 2010, the Yemeni Supreme Judicial Council decided to establish a specialized prosecution office to undertake cases investigated and referred by the Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption (SNACC). The direction is to organize this new Office as a separate unit under the exi... read more



Libya


Monday, November 16, 2009

An Agreement with the UN to Combat Organized Crime

Libya and the UN Agency for Combating Drugs and Organized Crime signed an agreement to open a regional office in Tripoli to combat drugs and organized crime in the Arab Maghreb region. The UN regional office will provide technical support to countries in the region to combat organized crime, drug sm... read more



Iraq


Friday, July 24, 2009

1455 Arrest Warrants Against Suspects of Corruption

The Public Integrity Commission in Iraq issued 1455 arrest warrants against persons involved in foreign, fraud, embezzlement and exploiting their occupational positions. The warrants were issued between January and July 2009. Of these, 615 judicial orders were executed, while 814 persons are detaine... read more



Iraq


Friday, July 10, 2009

Political Obstacles Face Interrogation of Ministers

The Integrity Committee of the Iraqi parliament announced that political and administrative obstacles block the continuation of interrogation government ministers suspected of corruption by parliament. Committee members, Alya Nasif, said that there is a process of encirclement of the parliament’s su... read more



Lebanon


Friday, July 03, 2009

Illicit Enrichment Amended Draft Law

The Lebanese Council of Ministers had approved on June 18, 2009 the amended draft law of illicit enrichment of law No. 154 of 1999. The draft law was referred on July 3, 2009 to the parliament. We present some main articles of this draft law: Article (1) defines funs acquired by means of illicit en... read more



Qatar


Monday, May 25, 2009

Qatar Contributes to IMF Anti-Laundering Program

The Qatari Council of Ministers approved on May 24, 2009 a memorandum of understanding with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with regard to the technical assistance provided by the IMF to Qatar in the area of combating money laundering and terrorism financing. The Qatari cabinet also agreed to... read more



Arab Region


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Workshop on Measurement of Corruption in the Arab Countries

The Arab Organization for Democracy had organized in cooperation with the Arab Organization Against Corruption an experts group meeting in Beirut, Lebanon on May 15 and 16, 2009. The experts represented anti-corruption and transparency organizations from Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and Kuwait. T... read more



Iraq


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Parliamentary Integrity Committee Wants to Interrogate Corrupt Members of Government

The chairman of the Integrity Committee in the Iraqi parliament asked the prime minister to replace some cabinet ministers who exhibited poor performance. He added that the Integrity committee intends to interrogate some ministers in the next legislative session with regard to administrative and fin... read more



United Arab Emirates


Thursday, April 09, 2009

Ex-Minister Embezzles $26 Million

The public prosecutor in Dubai disclosed a corruption case that involves 12 persons led by Ex-minister for financial affairs and industry Dr. Mohammad Khalfan Kharbash who are accused of embezzling no less than 100 million Dirhams ($26 million) from Al-Diyar real estate company. Kharbash was chairma... read more



Iraq


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

An Official is Accused of Embezzling $ 130 Million

Mehdi Saleh who is a member of the council of Diala province (East of Baghdad) said that an arrest warrant was issued on April 6, 2009 against the president of the council Ibrahim Bajlan for embezzling $ 130 million of public funds. Saleh said that the Integrity Committee discovered while auditing t... read more



Qatar


Monday, April 06, 2009

Qatar Accedes to the UN Convention for Combating Organized Crime

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani issued on April 5, 2009 the Decree No. 10 of 2009 approving Qatar's accession to the UN Convention for Combating Organized Crime Across National Borders of the year 2000. However, the Decree registered Qatar's reservation on the provisions of clau... read more



Lebanon


Thursday, April 02, 2009

226 Cases of Money Laundering in 2008

The special committee for investigating money laundering attached to Lebanon's Central Bank mentioned in its 8th annual report for the year 2008 that it had received 226 cases for investigation: 156 cases referred by local parties and 70 by external parties. The types of illegal activities were: 77... read more



Iraq


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Demands for Disclosure of the Possessions of Officials

Iraqi parliamentary and political blocs demanded the disclosure of monetary wealth possessed by state officials, including officials in Kurdistan Region. The demands follow prime minister's Nouri Al-Maliki revealing that he possesses $427,000. The Iraqi National List Bloc asked the Integrity Commiss... read more



Lebanon


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Towards a National Strategy for Combating Corruption

The Lebanese Society for Enhancing Transparency – No Corruption organized in cooperation with UNDP on March 25, 2009 a one day national conference titled "Towards a National Strategy for Combating Corruption". The conference was attended by Lebanese officials and representatives of diplomatic missio... read more



Saudi Arabia


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Demands for Activating the Anti-Corruption Commission

The non-governmental Saudi Human Rights Society has demanded empowering the Anti-Corruption Commission to assume its role through providing it with human and financial resources. The Society said that government measures allowed certain groups to rapidly accumulate wealth through transforming family... read more



Iraq


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Interrogation of Ex-officials in corruption Cases

The Iraqi Council of Ministers issued instructions to provincial councils to take back diplomatic and employment passports from chairpersons and members of the previous provincial councils. The instruction also ordered preventing those members from leaving the country until the investigations of fin... read more



Iraq


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Interrogation of Former Officials Involved in Corruption Cases

The Iraqi Council of Ministers gave instructions to all provincial councils to confiscate diplomatic and service passports from former chairpersons and members of the provincial councils as a measure to prevent suspects accused of financial and administrative corruption from traveling abroad until t... read more



Syria


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

New Government Campaign Against Corruption

In the past few weeks, Syria has witnessed an active government drive against administrative and financial corruption. The drive targeted the Customs Agency whereby a number of employees and the Director (Hassan Makhloof) were arrested. The Ministry of Finance ordered the confiscation of the fixed a... read more



United Arab Emirates


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Prison Term for an Ex-Minister Accused of Fraud

On Feb. 24, 2009, a first degree court in Dubai sentenced Ex-minister of State, Khalifa Bakheet, to 2 years in prison. Bakheet and 2 accomplices [an American and An Indian] attempted in 2007 to take over a big company owned by a Lebanese businessman... read more



Iraq


Friday, February 06, 2009

Iraqi Religious Figures Warn Nouri Al Maliki of Increased Corruption

Six Iraqi religious figures warned Iraq Prime Minister, Nouri Al Maliki, of an increase in the corruption phenomenon in the country and called on him to take all measures to combat the phenomenon. In a statement distributed on February 5, 2009, after the end of meetings held in the Jordanian capital... read more



Yemen


Sunday, February 01, 2009

42% of Yemeni Civil Service are Corrupt

A field study on the practice of Corruption in the Yemeni Civil Service was published by the official Yemeni News Agency "Saba'" on January 31, 2009. The study has shown that corruption is widespread among 42% of civil servants. The study found an inverse relationship between public office morality... read more



State of Palestine


Thursday, December 18, 2008

High Ranking Officials Involved in Corruption

The Alliance for Integrity and Accountability (AMAN) which presents the branch of Transparency International in Palestinian territories announced that corruption is widespread in these areas and takes several forms: abuse of public jobs for personal interests, embezzlement of public funds, bribery,... read more



Egypt


Friday, September 26, 2008

Prison Sentences for Corrupt Officials

The criminal court of Cairo passed on September 25, 2008 imprisonment sentences with hard labour on ex-parliament member who belongs to the ruling party and 5 high officials of the "Petroleum Public Authority" who are accused of receiving together br... read more



Syria


Thursday, February 21, 2008

99% of Syrians Says that Corruption is Pervasive in State Institutions

An opinion poll published by “Al Thawra” official newspaper revealed that the vast majority of Syrians perceive corruption as widespread in state institutions, especially in the judicial system. According to the survey, 54% of Syrians consider corruption to be of large magnitude, whereas, 32% consid... read more



Sudan


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Arrest of a Money-Laundering Network

The Ministry of Interior announced that it has arrested a group of suspects who had been smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars through Khartoum Airport for months. The group use international flights that land in other Sudanese cities, then take... read more



Yemen


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Anti Corruption Civil Society Initiatives

A number of Yemeni journalists and writers announced on November 7, 2007 the formation of an alliance against corruption called “Journalists Against Corruption”. The founders defined the objective of the alliance as effective participation in combating corruption and enhancing the principles of good... read more



Yemen


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Anti Money laundering

The Yemeni Council of Ministers then approved on November 7, 2007 a new draft law for combating money laundering and financing of terrorism that was prepared by the Ministry of Finance and the Committee for Combating Money Laundering. The Council also approved submitting the draft law to the parliam... read more



State of Palestine


Monday, August 27, 2007

Government Adopts a Law against Money Laundering

The Palestinian government approved on August 27, 2007 a law for combating money laundering, in the absence of the legislative council which is paralyzed as a result of the conflict between its two major blocks of “Fateh” and the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS). The law prohibits trafficking in... read more



Morocco


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Morocco signed the United Nations Convention against Corruption on 9 December 2003 and ratified it on 9 May 2007. ... read more



Jordan


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Law to Combat Money Laundering

Jordan’s Chamber of Deputies, convened in a special summer session, passed the Law to Combat Money Laundering on May 6, 2007. The law includes a wide variety of offenses, such as drug and human trafficking, arms smuggling, and prostitution, and imposes severe penalties for all involved, not just the... read more




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