On 22 June, the Basel Institute on Governance said that its recently published report, Global Mapping of Anti-Corruption Authorities, fills a critical gap in information about national anti-corruption authorities (ACA) around the world. ACA are key institutions to prevent and combat corruption, but until now centralised data on their mandates, activities and even existence has been lacking. The survey is a project of the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA) in partnership with the Council of Europe’s GRECO, OECD and the Network of Corruption Prevention Authorities (NCPA). In a Q&A, Izadora Zubek, International Affairs Officer at the AFA, explores some of the report’s key findings and their implications for anti-corruption practice and cooperation. Among the matters considered in the survey was the role of the ACA, and prevalence of, anti-corruption strategies. The survey seems to confirm that many governments have chosen to fulfil the requirements of UN Convention Against Corruption, in particular of Article 5 that calls upon States parties to adopt effective, coordinated anti-corruption policies, through the development of a national anti-corruption strategy or action plan, and few respondents said that their country had no such strategy.
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