Support to the National Coordinating Committee for Combatting Corruption

What is the project about?


The National Coordinating Committee to Combat Corruption (NCCCC) was established in 2010 by Prime Ministerial Decree to coordinate between different government entities to respond to Egypt’s commitment to the UNCAC and to develop the National Strategy for Anti-Corruption.  The aim of this project is to support NCCCC and its sub-committees and to: a) overview research and international experiences that can inform choices in the fulfillment of its mandate; and b) advance the anti-corruption agenda and stress the importance of building on lessons learned especially with regards to the development of monitoring tools for transparency, integrity and anti-corruption that are relevant to the Egyptian context. The project is expected to result in:

A)     Enhanced access of NCCCC and its subcommittees headed by the Minister of Justice to technical knowledge, policy advice, comparative experiences and networks on anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) and policy options for transparency and anti-corruption

B)      Strengthened operational and communications capacities of the NCCCC's subcommittees  to provide coordinated research and advice to NCCCC

C)      A national framework of anti-corruption relevant indicators is developed (policy and methodology recommendations) capturing changes to factors that have an influence on corruption in corrupt environment

What have we accomplished so far?


Members of Media and Business sector lead a panel on the “Vision of Civil Society Regarding the Necessity to Establish an Anti-Corruption Commission” (Left to right) Mrs. Bothaina Kamel, former presidential candidate and media commentator, Dr. Hoda Yassa, President of Arab Women Investors Union, and Dr. Mohamed Nasef Fouad, Chairman of Egyptian Center For Intellectual Property and Information Technology (ECIPIT)
  • Support the dialogue on the provision in the constitution to establish an independent anticorruption agency (ACA) through the organization of the International conference on “Constitutional Backing of the Anti-Corruption Commission”..   The conference report consolidated recommendations and experiences on provisions for independent ACAs in constitutions and was officially presented by the Minister of Justice to the President of the C50. While  constitution did not include the provision for a new ACA, Article 218 refers to coordination between ACAs; the national Strategy for Anti-corruption, and principles of integrity and transparency.
  •  Organization of three  workshops in March, June, and August of 2013 to review the best strategies for coordination between regulatory bodies.  A matrix was developed to identify areas of overlap and gaps with regards to mandates for various law-enforcement agencies
  • Two Days Training workshop organized in cooperation with UNODC on the UNCAC self –assessment for the national team of experts participating in the UNCAC Review
  • There has been stronger engagement of the NCCCC with civil society and the media as evidenced by the NCCCC commemorating anti-corruption day in cooperation with Transparency International (TI) and participation of NGOs in the International Conference on the constitutional backing of the Anti-corruption
  • Members of the NCCCC participated in international fora such as :
    • Procurement Anti-Corruption training at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria (September 2013)
    • Visit to the Anti-Corruption Agency and regulatory bodies in Singapore (September 2013)
    • Meeting of the State’s Parties to the UNCAC in Vienna (May-June 2013)

Who finances this project?



UNDP and Ford Foundation

Delivery in previous fiscal year

$130,083.69

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project start date:
2013
Estimated end date:
2015
Geographic Coverage:
Cairo
Focus Area:
Democratic Governance
Project Officer:
Naglaa Arafa
Partners:
NCCCC