Strengthening Transparency and Integrity in the Civil Service

What is the project about?


 

During Phase I, the project aimed to strengthen transparency and integrity in the civil service by fostering the capacity of the Governance Center (GC) as the technical arm of the Transparency and Integrity Committee (TIC). For this purpose, the project was designed to address the following:

  • Develop the institutional capacity of the Governance Center
  • Conduct policy analysis to strengthen the institutional framework for transparency and anti-corruption (setting up the ombudsman system, transparency of the national budget, capacity building for local councils, code of conduct for the Egyptian civil service)
  • Conduct of evidence-based anti-corruption assessments
  • Provide technical assistance for the development of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy
  • Strengthen Knowledge Management in the area of prevention and combat of corruption
  • Enhance awareness and advocacy for anti-corruption

Based on the recommendation of the independent evaluation conducted for Phase 1 and the transition period following the 25 January Revolution,  Phase II of the project was designed to:

  • Support the development of an effective preventive legal framework by drawing upon relevant international experiences contrasted to the Egyptian context through the organization of national conferences.
  • Support to studies that increase the understanding of the factors relevant for influencing effective policy implementation that contribute to change towards lower prevalence of corruption.
  • Strengthening of external communication capacities of the TIC to communicate the specific results to target audiences and to meet the increased popular demand for learning about how and what can be done about corruption.

 

What have we accomplished so far?

 

  • Building the capacities of anti-corruption practitioners in anti corruption agencies (Administrative Prosecution Agency; Administrative Control Agency ) on complaint management systems. This is in addition to Launching  the Government Practice Guide for Citizen's Complaint Handling
  • Raising awareness of  civil servants working in ministries that deal directly with citizens  (Education;  Health; Housing,  Water, Electricity, Environment,  Local Development) on enhancing the efficiency and integrity in  availing public services .
  • Designing a tool kit for preventing and monitoring corruption in cooperation with AUC and Washington Institute for Law.
  • Developed the document “Together Towards Better Government Service” which provides the criteria and values for the public service delivery and for the performance of civil servants
  • Strengthened  knowledge and networking of MSAD’s Governance Center (GC) through enhanced exposure, study tours, and knowledge sharing exercises. Practice guides and tool kits were generated through participation in consultations with stakeholders.
  • Developed anti-corruption campaigns and events in order to encourage collaboration and discussion with stakeholders and particularly the youth.. 
  • Launched  the Anti- Corruption Knowledge Exchange Portal in the framework of Asian Middle East Dialogue  ( Users guides finished and Arabized)
  • Launched the Citizen's Budget study
  • Panel Discussion with Youth movement  “Youth’s perception on combating corruption”
  • Conducted a workshop on capacity building for parliamentarians on UNCAC and State Apparatus Governance.
  • Developed Code of Conduct for Civil Servants and conducted an outdoor campaign on itsplication conduct

Who finaces this project?



Ministry of State for Adiministrative Development and UNDP

Delivery in previous fiscal year

 

USD  76,205

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project start date:
2009
Estimated End Date:
2014
Geographic Coverage:
Egypt
Focus Area:
Democratic Governance
Project Officer:
Naglaa Arafa
Partners:
Ministry of State for Adiministrative Development