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Session 8 28 October 2009 Hannes Hechler U4 Programme Coordinator. The UNCAC self-assessment requirement: An opportunity for countries to undertake a more comprehensive and evidence-based diagnosis of corruption. Workshop on Country-Owned Assessment Tools and Monitoring Processes

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Workshop on country owned assessment tools and monitoring processes

Session 8

28 October 2009

Hannes Hechler

U4 Programme Coordinator

The UNCAC self-assessment requirement: An opportunity for countries to undertake a more comprehensive and evidence-based diagnosis of corruption

Workshop on Country-Owned Assessment Tools

and Monitoring Processes

in Support of National Anti-Corruption Strategies

Oslo Governance Centre, UNDP


U4 issue paper rationale

U4 Issue Paper rationale

  • Together with UNDP involved in consultation process

  • Concern about short-comings in checklist process

  • and about perception of what self-assessment can achieve


Checklist purpose role context

Checklist purpose, role & context

  • Primary aim to collect information on UNCAC implementation in countries

  • It also elicits on technical assistance needs and where such assistance is already given

  • States are urged to fill out (not quite mandatory)

  • With no formal review mechanism yet in place the checklist is important

  • Checklist currently revised and broadened to cover all relevant articles

  • Technically improved and combined in OMNIBUS survey tool with UNCTOC checklist


Gathering information

Gathering information

Self-Assessment Checklist

Who collects information?

For which purpose is it collected?

Which type of information is collected and from where?

What is the information used for?

Who owns the information?


Potential concerns

Potential concerns

Perception:

  • Checklist more an external reporting tool

  • Compliance with UNCAC vs national anti-corruption reform?

    Data validity:

  • Information gathering process is likely to

    • be limited to executive

    • lack data validation process

    • be expensive/resource intensive

    • be geared towards de jure information

  • Insufficient reflection of national reform priorities


Grasping the opportunities

Grasping the opportunities

  • Prioritising anti-corruption reform

  • Improving anti-corruption coordination and communication

  • Encouraging national reform dialogue

  • Creating a foothold for reform

  • Initiating broader monitoring process

  • Assessing needs for technical assistance


National assessments

Tools

Global Integrity Scorecards

TI integrity system assessments

PEFA

PETS

Risk assessments

etc

Processes

Reform prioritisation

National vision/reform dialogue

Institutional coord. and communication

Information validation

Feedback to TA suppliers

National assessments

Self-Assessment Checklist


Next steps

Next steps

  • Communicating importance of self-assessment

  • Using the checklist to inform national reform priorities

  • Using the checklist for inter-institutional dialogue

  • Using the checklist to inform identification of technical assistance needs

  • Using the checklist as a civil society tool


Thank you

Thank you!

Hannes Hechler

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

[email protected]

www.u4.no


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