Enhancing the role of Anti-Corruption Agency

Strengthening civic space and voice of women and youth to enhance the role of Anti-Corruption Agency in Uzbekistan

Project summary:

“Strengthening civic space and voice of women and youth to enhance the role of Anti-Corruption Agency in Uzbekistan” is a project jointly implemented by UNDP CO in Uzbekistan and Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The main objectives of the project are to support regulatory and institutional capacity of the Anti-corruption Agency (ACA) of Uzbekistan to carry out its mandate (including legislative drafting, policy and strategies development, enforcement of anti-corruption strategies, management and monitoring of the asset declarations system), as well as to facilitate the generation of public demand for integrity within anti-corruption civic space consisting of civil society organizations, media, community groups in their capacity of anti-corruption watchdogs, which will exercise public oversight over ACA and other government agencies. Emphasis is given to promoting gender equality and women empowerment in all activities, particularly the application of innovative solutions on reducing red tape and corruption in public services provision, non-discrimination in civil service recruitment, use of gender-disaggregated data, gender-responsive budgeting and procurement; as well as applying the more inclusive approach in public consultations, promoting investigative data journalism and whistle-blower protection tools.

Main objectives:

Support the strengthening of the regulatory and institutional capacity of the Anti-Corruption Agency of Uzbekistan to carry out its mandate with a focus on promoting voice of the most affected and left behind groups, including women, youth, PWD, elderly, and others. Support in generating public demand for integrity within anti-corruption civic space consisting of civil society organizations, media, community groups in their capacity of anti-corruption watchdogs, which will exercise public oversight over ACA and other government agencies.

Expected results:

Enhanced transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness of the national anti-corruption systems through: 

  • Improved policy making role and capabilities of ACA to develop and implement national inclusive and gender-sensitive anti-corruption policy;
  • Empowered and strengthened civic engagement of women, youth, marginalized and vulnerable groups to exercise public oversight over state authorities, including the ACA; and raise awareness to foster zero-tolerance towards corruption.

Impact

START DATE

November 2021

END DATE

November 2022

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Uzbekistan

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

GOVERNMENT

DONORS

UNDP Funding Windows

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$224,000

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2022$164,570

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