New SDG Partnerships Programme of UNDP Seoul Policy Centre and UNDP Uzbekistan on the “Clean Portal: Establishing Effective Corruption Reporting Mechanism in Uzbekistan”

November 7, 2022
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The Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) of the Republic of Korea, in partnership with UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC), UNDP Uzbekistan Country Office, and Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) of Uzbekistan, jointly organized a webinar on “Establishing Effective Corruption Reporting Mechanism in Uzbekistan by benchmarking Korea’s “Clean Portal” digital corruption and public interest violation reporting system” on November 3rd, 2022. The webinar is part of USPC’s SDG Partnerships on “Clean Portal” which contributes to the 16th goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda. As part of the SDG Partnerships Programme on “Clean Portal” seed funding in the amount of USD 100,000 is made available to support activities related to adapting the “Clean Portal” approach to fit the national context of Uzbekistan.

Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan

During the webinar, the key partners in both countries were introduced, and interactive dialogue between stakeholders started. The ACRC shared introductory information on the Korean “Clean Portal” model, and the Anti-Corruption Agency presented challenges and plans for upgrading the existing mechanism in Uzbekistan by benchmarking the Korean model.

The webinar started off with opening remarks by Ms. Jeon Hyun-Heui, Chairperson of ACRC; Dr. Anne Juepner, Acting Director of USPC; Ms. Matilda Dimovska, Resident Representative of UNDP Uzbekistan and Ms. Umida Tukhtasheva, Deputy Director of Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In their opening remarks, speakers expressed their support for a continuous partnership to ensure transparency and accountability and stressed the importance of an easy and safe corruption reporting mechanism in reaching this objective.

Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan

The webinar also served as a project closure meeting for the duly closed project on benchmarking ACRC’s Anti-Corruption Initiative Assessment (AIA). Nariman Muradasilov, Program Analyst on Effective Governance with UNDP Uzbekistan, presented on the results of the implementation of the AIA initiative in Uzbekistan.

The meeting concluded with the closing remarks of Mr. Young Jae Won, Director of International Relations Division of the ACRC. Mr. Young Jae Won congratulated Uzbekistan on the successful implementation of the AIA tool and expressed their eagerness to work on the UNDP’s project sharing the Clean Portal with Uzbekistan and to further strengthen the cooperative relations between the two countries.