WELCOME TO THE ANTI-CORRUPTION AUTHORITIES (ACAs) PORTAL 

Welcome to the Anti-Corruption Authorities (ACAs) Portal. This portal creates a platform for sharing ideas and experiences between various ACAs, practitioners and international actors. This web based platform allows ACAs to articulate new ideas, collaborate with other practitioners and international actors and collectively address common challenges. The information provided is validated by ACAs' staff through the use of surveys and interviews. Each ACA has its own country profile page and can incorporate relevant materials on the site. The site will be constantly updated to include additional information as it becomes available and to correct factual errors. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. Are you new to the site? Click here to get started.

What are the main functions and operations of your agency?

QUESTION #11 FROM OUR SURVEYS

  • A review of the literature on ACAs indicates that there is no standard approach or model when it comes to the establishment of an ACA and the definition of its mandate.
  • Some ACAs have been created from scratch, while others have built on existing ombudsman offices, special units within police departments, or justice departments.
  • The ACAs included in this initiative are no different. The majority of ACAs have some preventive and investigating functions, but prosecution is carried out by less than half.

VIEW THE COMPLETED DIAGNOSTIC SURVEYS

65%

OF COUNTRIES HAVE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS

FROM OUR COUNTRY CROSS-ANALYSIS

 

The existence of anti-corruption laws is the first step in addressing corruption and creating an enabling environment for ACAs to operate effectively. Anti-corruption laws and regulations such as freedom of information, conflict of interest legislation, whistle-blower protection and financial disclosure, can facilitate the investigative and prosecution functions of ACAs.

For this reason, many countries have introduced this type of laws, as the data collected highlights. This may appear encouraging for the seemingly widespread existence of a comprehensive legal system in support of ACAs activities. It is however important to stress that the data presented capture the existence of the laws (“de jure” system) and not whether the laws are implemented (“de facto”).

VIEW OUR ANALYSIS GRID

 

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