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Friday, August 10, 2012

Anti-Corruption..

And they are questioning the spreading of corruption..!!
It is simple, yet we tend to complicate things..
This is itself is a corruption..!!
 
Regional Project Anti-Corruption Specialist
In 2012, anti-corruption stands as a top reform priority in the Arab states region, especially in countries that are undergoing transformations. It is voiced by ordinary people demonstrating in the streets, and acknowledged by policymakers and opinion leaders across the region.
 
Building on the previous work of the Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR) and the momentum of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), UNDP has been engaged in providing technical support national stakeholders in Arab countries to help them in creating a space for frank and productive interaction on anti-corruption issues. These activities have contributed to the abolishment of the corruption taboo and the emergence of an active and well-trained regional community of policymakers and practitioners.
 
Members of this regional community established the region’s leading anti-corruption cooperation mechanism known as the Arab Anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET), and are currently leading various reform efforts in their respective countries.
 
To further support anti-corruption efforts, UNDP in 2010 launched the Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries (ACIAC) Project. So far, project signatory countries include Djibouti, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, the Palestinian National Authority, and Yemen. ACIAC was further enhanced by a Strategic Outlook for Implementation that was developed in response to the ongoing developments in the Arab region. ACIAC is the first and so far the only specialized multi-country framework for anti-corruption technical assistance in the region. It is conceived as a regional instrument that will strengthen cooperation and promote collective action against corruption in Arab countries in 2011-2014, while adding value to other related bilateral and multilateral efforts.
 
ACIAC aims to generate a coherent body of specialized knowledge and transfer critical skills to policymakers, civil society leaders, key business representatives, and governmental and non-governmental practitioners in Arab countries, focusing on project signatory countries, to contribute to the achievement of four main objectives
(i) improve the ability of governmental and non-governmental practitioners to design and use anti-corruption assessments;
(ii) support the implementation of UNCAC provisions in accordance with each country’s needs and priorities;
(iii) enable the development of responses to corruption risks in sectors that deliver basic public services; and
(iv) foster dialogue with stakeholders in crisis-affected countries on ways to confront the particularities of anti-corruption challenges in their respective situations.
 
Results achieved under these four inter-connected objectives will strengthen the Arab countries’ ability to design, implement, and monitor anti-corruption measures that draw on international standards and comparative experiences while taking the national and local contexts into consideration.
 
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So, what are my views..?


To start with the definition:
“Corruption is an activity which is performed, deliberately hidden from others, precisely aiming to obtain direct or indirect personal gains”

Corruption is carried on by only one or more of these three thresholds:
  • Use of the awarded authority to direct executives or affiliates in order to perform in a particular manner.
  • Use of personal connections in order to gain a particular favorite status in processing.
  • Use of forged and/or fraud information, with insider collaboration, in order to change the course of formal processing.

So, it is all about controls to measure and audit compliances:
  • Policies, Frameworks and Guidelines for general processing
  • Process Breakers; which aims to staff-shared actions or auto-killer actions
  • Precautionary statements of clearance and interest

Therefore; it is more about comprehensive “Design of Processing” rather than setting structures and complexity of doing business..

Now, it is easy to tell how incompetent most of anti-corruption executives, as incapable to correctly design the indented processing..!!


Typical Roles of Units and Staff
 

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