Supporting Iraqi Efforts to Ensure the Effectiveness of the Fight against Corruption by Strengthening Adherence to the Standards of the UN Convention against Corruption

Project Duration: 01/06/2013 - 01/12/2015

Total Budget: US$ 2,000,100

Donor: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs - USA 

Counterparts

Commission of Integrity

UNEP Post-Conflict Assessment Unit (PCAU)

National Iraqi Management Team

Target Groups

Key Officials from Relevant Law Enforcement Agencies

Key Officials from Prosecution Services

Key Officials from the Judiciary Responsible for Preventing and Combating Corruption in Iraq

Perpetrators,Potential Perpetrators and Criminal Groups involved in Corruption

Outline and Objectives

This project seeks to address the shortcomings faced by the Iraqi authorities responsible for tackling corruption in preventing and detecting/investigating the phenomenon. In doing so, the project seeks to build on the outcome of the Implementation Review Mechanism (IRM) of the United Nations Convention against Corruption as well as recent surveys and assessments conducted by UNODC in the country. The project aims to empower the formulation of adequate anti-corruption policies by providing evidence-based knowledge on the issue. It will also enhance national capacity to investigate and prosecute such crimes and will facilitate the integration of a broad range of actors, including civil society and women's groups, in the development and implementation of anti-corruption measures. In this way, the project will contribute to the reduction of the adverse effects that corruption has on society and will deter the commission of such acts.