베트남 방한 연수단 한국 반부패 경험 공유

2017. 12. 19

Government policymakers from Vietnam participated in a technical workshop in Sejong City co-hosted by the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC) and the Anti-corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) of the Republic of Korea on 23-27 October, 2017, to learn about Korea’s innovative anti-corruption tools.

With the mandate to conduct a nationwide corruption assessment and lead anti-corruption efforts in the country, the Government Inspectorate (GI) of Vietnam has partnered with UNDP Vietnam for the period of 2014-2017. In late 2015, USPC and ACRC co-authored a publication detailing the Anti-Corruption Initiative Assessment (AIA) methodology and its lessons learned. Thereafter, in 2016, USPC, together with UNDP Vietnam and ACRC supported GI in modifying and piloting their new assessment methodology called ‘Provincial Anti-Corruption Assessment (PACA)’ in Vietnam’s 63 provinces. The results of the first assessment will be discussed at the National Assembly in the next months, and the GI is working on a revision of the relevant anti-corruption law to provide a solid legal basis for implementing this Korea-inspired evaluation in future years.

The Vietnamese delegation, headed by Mr. Phi Ngoc Tuyen, Deputy Head of the Anti-Corruption Bureau of the GI, also included government officials from Party Central Commission of International Affairs, State Audit, and Office of the Government, which allowed more lively discussions with diverse perspectives.

The study mission, funded by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was organized as part of USPC’s mandate to facilitate knowledge sharing and application of Korea’s policy approaches to partner countries, in this case, to refine and upgrade Vietnam’s anti-corruption assessment. In his opening speech, the Vice Chairperson of the ACRC, Mr. Kyung-ho Park, explained the objective of this study mission: “We hope that this workshop will help resolve the issues Vietnam faced during the implementation of PACA and improve the effectiveness of its anti-corruption assessment,” he said.

Over three days, the Director of ACRC’s International Relations Division provided a technical introduction to ACRC and Korea’s Overall Framework for Anti-Corruption Monitoring & Evaluation, followed by presentations on Government Performance Evaluation System, Policy Assessment, Anti-Corruption Initiatives Assessment, Integrity Assessment Program, Assessment Data Management, Anti-Corruption Education, and Corruption Risk Assessment. The Vietnamese delegation also presented their own plans to refine PACA indicators and implementation methods.

In the Closing session, the First Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that MOFA is delighted to support this fruitful partnership between Vietnam and Korea through UNDP Seoul Policy Centre. “What you achieved over the past 2.5 years through this project exceeded our expectations, ” she said. “I am truly impressed by your hard work and achievement. And I was encouraged that you not only discussed how to refine Vietnam’s Anti-Corruption Initiative Assessment, but also learned about two new related tools,” the Director of USPC, Mr. Balazs Horvath, added, in his concluding remarks.

The project is part of USPC’s ‘Development Solutions Partnerships’, which is an approach for USPC, initiated in 2014, to act as a knowledge broker and facilitator to connect Korea with the wider UNDP network and enhance the Korea-UNDP partnership on strategic development issues. Anti-corruption is one of the key areas of USPC’s current work.