The project “Enhancing Transparency and Integrity in the Civil Service” was signed between the Ministry of State for Administrative Development (currently the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in August 2008, which lasted until 2012 and oversees the implementation of the activities listed by the Governance Center.
The project raises awareness of effective anti-corruption measures and key anti-corruption factors to ensure their successful implementation, as well as an understanding of anti-corruption contexts.
Make recommendations on anti-corruption policies, acquire better capabilities to address different target audiences, reach the best possible outcomes for policies that have the capacity to persuade and engage others, enhance their cooperation effectively to fight corruption, and overcome knowledge gaps to ensure effective future policy implementation, as well as a positive contribution In the development of the national strategy against corruption.
Project objectives in the first phase :-
- Analyzing policies to strengthen the institutional framework for transparency and integrity (establishing a system for receiving complaints – transparency of the state budget – building the capacity of local councils – developing a code of conduct for public officials in Egypt).
- Conduct evidence-based evaluation of anti-corruption efforts in Egypt.
- Provide technical assistance to develop an anti-corruption strategy in Egypt.
- Strengthen the exchange and management of knowledge related to the prevention and control of corruption.
Raise awareness and mobilize against corruption.
Project objectives in the second phase :–
The second phase of the project started in 2012 and was scheduled to be completed in 2014 and aims to :
- Support the development of a deterrent and effective legal structure by drawing on relevant international expertise and comparing it to the Egyptian context through the organization of international conferences.
- Support studies that help to better understand the factors that can influence the effective implementation of policies to reduce corruption.
- Strengthen the external communication capacity of the Governance Center Unit to enable it to communicate specific results to target audiences, as well as meet the growing public demands for knowledge of what can be done to combat corruption and how to do it.