The Sector for Corruption Prevention consists of two departments and two divisions carrying out different types of activities within the ACA’s competences. All of these activities are primarily aimed at detecting and indicating risks which lead to systemic corruption, as well as formulating public policies and developing tools with the purpose of eliminating detected risks, thus constricting the opportunities for corruption. The role of the Sector has particular importance in the development and implementation of educational programs regarding ethics and integrity for various target groups, as well as anti-corruption cooperation with civil society organizations.
Division for supervision of the Strategy and the Action Plan and legislation analysis
Division oversees the implementation of the National Strategy for the Fight against Corruption and the Action Plan for its implementation by collecting reports from public authorities / Action Plan reporting entities, and all other available data of relevance, based on which it analyzes and assesses compliance with the strategic documents. The assessment is published in the annual report on Strategy implementation, submitted to the National Assembly within the annual report of the ACA. Division is also responsible for monitoring legislation and assessing risks of corruption in draft legislation. Aside from assessing risk of corruption in legislation during the drafting stage, and also analyzes current legislation with the purpose of giving recommendations for its improvement and reducing the possibilities for corruption in the course of legislation implementation. The Department also formulates initiatives for legislation amendments, and participates in the work of working groups in charge of drafting legislation important to the fight against corruption.
Division for Education, Civil Society Cooperation and Surveys
According to the Rules on the internal organization and systematization of the ACA professional service workplaces, the Department for Corruption Prevention formed the Division for Education, Civil Society Cooperation and Surveys. The Division was also formed with the purpose of responding to two basic needs within the preventive competences of the Anti-Corruption Agency. The first refers to the importance of developing mechanisms for monitoring and conducting corruption related research, which should serve as the foundation for formulating efficient public policies, as well as for measuring their efficiency. The second need refers to the strengthening of the ACA’s internal capacities for carrying out the competences assigned to it, through various development programs and projects.
The Division for Education, Civil Society Cooperation and Surveys carries out the following activities:
- preparation of training programs on ethics and integrity, as well as on mechanisms aimed at preventing corruption, and providing this training for the following target groups: public officials and employees of state authorities and state organizations, territorial autonomy and local self-government bodies, public services, compulsory social insurance organizations and other legal entities; journalists; workers in education; high-school and university students; civil society organizations; and other target groups;
- developing and preparing the program for additional professional development of the ACA’s Professional Service staff;
- cooperation with civil society organizations, as well as with scientific and professional institutions, regarding their involvement in the activities related to the prevention of corruption;
- running campaigns, competitions and other public events with the purpose of raising anti-corruption awareness;
- and other activities within the purview of the Department.
- Organizing and conducting research on various forms of corruption;
- Monitoring and analyzing research done by Serbian and international institutions and organizations;
- Monitoring and analyzing methodologies and tools for measuring different forms of corruption developed by Serbian and international institutions and organizations;
- Introducing international solutions regarding indicators for measuring different forms of corruption;
- Organizing and conducting research necessary for the ACA’s internal development;
- Development of methodologies, indicators and tools for particular statistics aimed at the ACA’s internal development, and the proposal of these to authorities and internal organizational units of the ACA’s Service;
- Development of indicators for conducting efficiency evaluations of authorities and internal organizational units of the ACA’s Service;
- Coordinating and facilitating the strategic planning process within the ACA, with the purpose of steering its internal development;
- Preparation of project proposals for international and foreign donor institutions and organizations, and implementation of approved projects within the Division’s area of work.
Division for Integrity Plans
The primary activity of the Division for Integrity Plans is formulating guidelines for developing integrity plans for the entities that are required under the Law on the ACA to draft and implement integrity plans. Aside from drafting the guidelines, the Division shall monitor their passing and implementation, and manage the training of the parties responsible for integrity plans in cooperation with the group for training programs. At the initiative or request of other legal entities, which are not required by Law to adopt integrity plans, but still wish to do so for their own reasons or interests, the Division shall carry out an integrity assessment and give recommendations for integrity improvement.
The entities required to pass an integrity plan in accordance with the ACA’s guidelines are state authorities and organizations, territorial autonomy and local self-government bodies, public services and public enterprises.
Guidelines for integrity plan development and implementation
All state authorities and organizations, territorial autonomy and local self-government bodies, public services and public enterprises were required to draft their integrity plans by March 31, 2013.
In conformity with Article 24 of the Guidelines for integrity plan development and implementation, draft integrity plans were designed as a web application, which the institutions had access to with a user name and password.
As of January 2012, the ACA’s web page contains all the information and materials necessary for integrity plan development. An email with a user name and password for accessing the draft integrity plan was sent to all institutions in February 2012.
The deadline for drafting integrity plans has expired.
In case you need any information regarding the implementation of integrity plans, please contact the Anti-Corruption Agency – Division for Integrity Plans, via telephone: 41 49 100, option 5, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTEGRITY PLAN DEVELOPMENT
- Development of the draft integrity plan
Manual for the Integrity plan development
Translation of the Manual has been provided through a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe „Strengthening the capacities of law enforcement and judiciary in the fight against corruption in Serbia“ (PACS – www.coe.int/pacs).
- A table overview of the most important state institutions that have developed and submitted their integrity plans within the deadline set by the law, and those that have failed to do so.
INTEGRITY PLAN IMPLEMENTATION
The person designated to monitor the implementation of the integrity plan –
– shall submit lists of arranged measures to persons responsible for their implementation;
– shall monitor whether the measures indicated in the Integrity Plan are being implemented in compliance with the required deadlines;
– shall report to the ACA, in the manner and time frame set by the ACA, on the implementation of measures (whether they have been implemented or not within the deadlines set in the lists of measures, and reasons for failure to comply, if any);