Support to the National Coordinating Committee for Combatting Corruption

What is the project about?


The National Coordinating Committee to Combat Corruption (NCCCC) was established in 2010 by Prime Ministerial Decree to coordinate between different Government entities to respond to Egypt’s commitment to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and to develop the National Strategy for Anti-Corruption. The aim of this project is to a) overview research and international experiences that can inform choices in the fulfillment of its mandate in this interim period; and b) advance the anti-corruption agenda and stress the importance of building on lessons learned especially with regards to the development of monitoring tools for transparency, integrity and anti-corruption that are relevant to the Egyptian context. The project is expected to result in:

A) Enhanced access of NCCCC and particularly its Secretariat to technical knowledge, policy advice, comparative experiences and networks on anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) and policy options for transparency and anti-corruption

B) Strengthened operational and communications capacities of the NCCCC Secretariat to provide coordinated research and advice to NCCCC

C) A national framework of anti-corruption relevant indicators is developed (policy and methodology recommendations) capturing changes to factors that have an influence on corruption in corrupt environment

What have we accomplished so far?

  • The NCCCC organized the following 4 workshops/conferences in 2013:
    • Three workshops in March, June, and August of 2013 to review the best strategies for coordination between regulatory bodies. A matrix was developed to identify areas of overlap and gaps with regards to mandates for various law-enforcement agencies.
    • Two Days Training workshop organized in cooperation with UNODC on the UNCAC self –assessment for the national team of experts participating in the UNCAC Review.
    • Conference on the "Constitutional Backing of the Anti-corruption Commission" was organized from 15-16 September 2013 in cooperation with UNODC and the Social Contract Center, to support the dialogue on the provision in the constitution to establish an independent anticorruption agency (ACA). The conference report consolidated recommendations and experiences on provisions for independent ACAs in constitutions and was officially presented by the Minister of Justice to the President of the C50.
  • Community dialogue on the "right to information" law was organized, in collaboration with the Social Contract Center, on September 9, 2013.
  • Members of the NCCCC participated in international fora such as:
    • Procurement Anti-Corruption training at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria (September 2013)
    • Visit to the Anti-Corruption Agency and regulatory bodies in Singapore (September 2013)
    • Meeting of the States Parties to the UNCAC in Vienna (May-June 2013)
  • The event titled “The NCCCC's vision to reduce corruption and achieve development” was organized in 2013 on the occasion of the International Anti-corruption Day, and featured the opening of the NCCCC’s new headquarters. The event was held on 11 December 2013  at the Ministry of Justice. The joint global campaign focused on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the internationally agreed upon Millennium Development Goals and affects education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development.
  • In 2014, 114 members of legal departments participated in two workshops on combating corruption, protection of public funds and mediation/settlement of investment disputes organized by the National Coordinating Committee for Combating Corruption (NCCCC)

Who finances this project?



UNDP and Ford Foundation

Delivery in previous fiscal year

$51,869.76 (2014)

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project start date:
2013
Estimated end date:
2015
Geographic Coverage:
Cairo
Focus Area:
Democratic Governance
Project Officer:
Naglaa Arafa
Partners:
National Coordinating Committee for Combatting Corruption (NCCCC)