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The Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies 6th General Meeting
Mr. Valts Kalnins for OECD
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The report presents an overview of the 6th General Meeting and discussions of the Anti-Corruption Network (ACN) for Transition Economies. It provides an effective framework for the review of progress achieved in the ACN region in fighting corruption, and elaboration of good practices on selected themes to support implementation anti-corruption policies at the national level.
The meeting discussed the following thematic issues:
International anti-corruption conventions and their implementation
Assessing trends in corruption and impact of anti-corruption measures
Specialized anti-corruption institutions
It offered a number of findings/ recommendations which include:
International monitoring puts additional pressure on the governments to fight corruption and helps to build up support for national reforms. Monitoring also helps countries to learn from each other.
There must be a balance between independence and accountability of specialized anti-corruption institutions.
Public support for anti-corruption institutions is important for political support, stability of operations and their independence.
There is a need to improve the use of available studies and surveys for conversion into policy recommendations.
The role of governments in assessing corruption remains ambiguous.
Surveys show that politicians are the most corrupt group in the ACN region.
There is growing interest of civil society organizations in monitoring political corruption and elections.