Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity
The Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Program aims to provide the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the tools necessary for implementing its national anti-corruption strategy and action plan. Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been identified as one of the major obstacles to socioeconomic development. Although the government has conducted a number of activities to decrease or prevent corruption, including amending existing or drafting new legislation, the capacity of the government to combat corruption effectively is insufficient. A comprehensive national anti-corruption strategy and action plan, which also set up a state-level anti-corruption agency, developed in cooperation and with the participation of all national and international actors, will allow the government to combat corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina more effectively.
The main purpose of this project is to establish the legal framework for setting up the state-level anti-corruption agency. Many institutions and organizations are dealing with anti-corruption, but very superficially. Together with the local counterpart on this project, the Ministry of Security, the ABA was involved in setting up the working group of corruption experts from various institutions. The main goal of the working group is to prepare the draft law on the anti-corruption agency.
Members of the working group took part in a study trip, organized by the ABA and the SPAI RSLO, to Slovenia and the Slovenian Commission for the Prevention of Corruption between March 5 and 8. Upon the group's return from Slovenia, the ABA organized a working group seminar to make a first draft of the law to set up the anti-corruption agency.
The anti-corruption project is supported by a grant from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.