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Anti-Corruption Strategy – A Civil Society Perspective
By: SDPI

Year: March 20, 2013

Status:  Closed

Background:

For the developing world, corruption has been termed a substantial barrier in the way of prosperity. The endemic use of public offices for personal gains causes a blow to the national kitty­­leaving little budgetary space for the provision of quality public service delivery. Corruption is not only responsible for siphoning off public money, but also for misallocation of limited resources. The abuse and misuse of public power is so entrenched that the conventional accountability mechanisms have failed to control it. In the given scenario, it is envisaged that the civil society can play an effective role in curbing the menace of corruption. For this purpose it needs to be educated and sensitized on its roles and responsibilities. Also, it needs to be equipped with necessary skills and tools for the vigilant monitoring of public expenditure.

In this regard, SDPI, through wider consultation with all the stakeholders, is developing an anti-corruption strategy. The strategy shall feed into the creation of a comprehensive anti-corruption programme in Pakistan.

Objective:

To develop an anti-corruption strategy outlining the collective role of civil society on curbing corruption in Pakistan

Findings:

It prevailed during the symposium that the political leadership and civil society were on the same page vis-à-vis their realization on scale and magnitude of corruption in Pakistan, and the two were ready to work with each other to curb and control it.
State run anti-corruption agencies in Pakistan are highly politicized and have been ineffective in controlling corruption.
Demand from civil society can both facilitate and pressurize the government to take timely and effective measures to put an end to the rife corruption in the country.

Recommendations:

The civil society should be encouraged to play its role in engaging with the government and other stakeholders to counter corruption.
Citizens should be consistently sensitized over the state of corruption in the country; and encouraged to play their role to curb it effectively.
The policy researchers should develop measures and rank the government on the basis of efficiency and quality of functioning of state machinery.
The anti-corruption agenda should be shared and promoted through rigorous campaigns on media, including national TV.
Non-governmental organizations should provide technical assistance to the government by sharing information collected through field survey and research reports.

For More Information, Contact the Following Person:


Vaqar Ahmed , Fayyaz Yaseen