Profiles: Bangladesh

Last Updated: December 2010


The Ministry of Public Administration is the central public personnel management authority, which regulates the country’s civil service, controls and supervises internal civil management, and handles the problems of general public service management. With respect to combating corruption, there is a division of labor between the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh and the Ministry of Public Administration. The Ministry of Public Administration supplement some of the work of combating corruption. For instance, the Ministry of Public Administrationcollects records of asset/wealth from all civil servants. A profile of the ACC will be included shortly.

Does your government have a single or primary anticorruption strategy?

Yes. There is currently a single Anti-Corruption Strategy.

What are the main anticorruption laws of your country?

Anti-Corruption Act, Panel code, Conduct Rule of Civil Servants and Discipline and Appeal rules.

Is there one agency in charge of coordinating AC efforts across agencies?

Functions Prevention,Investigation,Prosecution,Policy
Permanent Staff 150
Number of prosecutors(if applicable) 300
Number of investigators (if Applicable) 400

Number of cases handled annually

Budget Autonomy Yes
Annual Budget of the Agency
Are employees protected by law from recrimination or other negative consequences when reporting corruption (i.e. whistle-blowing)? Yes
Does your country have freedom of information legislation? Yes
Does your country have conflict of interest legislation? Yes
Does your country have a financial disclosure system to help prevent conflicts of interest? Yes
Who appoints the head of your agency? President of the Country
Who has the authority to remove the head of the ACA? Judiciary Commission
Is there any term limit for the head of the ACA? Yes , at the age of 65 or 5 year term.
Does your agency measure performance? Yes
Number of investigations launched
Number of investigations completed
Full access to Government Yes