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

Lebanon - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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 Parliament on 10 December 2013. Those sectoral studies aim to provide the Parliament, and more specifically parliamentary commissions, with practical solutions to fight corruption in these key public service delivery areas which have a direct impact on the quality of citizens’ lives and particularly the poor. The studies analyze the reasons behind corruption in each of the sectors and provide a series of recommendations to amend related legislation and activate related oversight mechanisms. A series of focus group meetings and interviews with various stakeholders including government officials, experts and civil society representatives were conducted to inform the development of these studies. In the Arab region, the interest in promoting anti-corruption efforts at the sectoral level has increased in the past two years. Many governments in the region have expressed their commitment to advance sectoral efforts including Morocco on the integrity of the education sector and Jordan on the health sector, in cooperation with UNDP’s Regional Project on Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries (UNDP-ACIAC). The three studies in Lebanon have been supported by UNDP’s Global Programme on Anti-Corruption for Development Effectiveness (UNDP-PACDE) and are available on the following link:


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