UNODC ROEA provides expertise and technical assistance to Member States in line with the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The objective is to improve governments' capacity to implement policies and laws and develop institutions to prevent and sanction corruption. More specifically, assistance focuses on building strategic, tactical and operational capacities of specialized anti-corruption bodies; enhancing integrity, accountability and transparency in the private and public sectors, including the management of public resources, and supporting relevant government institutions in the recovery of assets, domestically and at the international level.
In terms of corruption the primary way of fostering cooperation and coordination is through work with existing and emerging regional bodies. UNODC works closely with the East African Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies (EAAACA) and the Commonwealth African Anti-Corruption Center. Furthermore, ROEA has also worked extensively with the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) to build partnerships at national and regional level with UNDP and other United Nations partners.
UNODC has been implementing accountability related activities in Somalia. Having conducted several dialogues between the civil society and the government, UNODC is developing a set of recommendations on how to work on accountability in Somalia. These recommendations will also form basis for future programming on preventing and countering corruption and promoting accountability and integrity in Somalia.