Regional Anti-Corruption Program Adviser (RACA) Background

Corruption is an impediment to sustainable development and is strongly correlated with poverty, hunger, disease, political instability and violent extremism. It facilitates a wide range of domestic and transnational criminal activity, undermines public trust in government and harms legitimate, law abiding businesses. In order to combat the harmful role of corruption the global community encourages the implementation of anti-corruption best practices, including those outlined in the U.N. Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Many countries in Asia and the Pacific lack the expertise and capacity to effectively implement and enforce anti-corruption laws and policies, and need assistance to strengthen their anti-corruption efforts. ABA ROLI supports countries as they build their capacity to effectively minimize the role of corruption by implementing anti-corruption best practices.