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PCF-III.1-AC-AML   III.1. Fight against corruption and fostering good governance / Fight against money-laundering

Narrative (Work Plan)
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
JP Active  
Coordinating DG:
Office of the Director General of Programmes
4 300 000
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    Project Purpose 1      2015/DG II/JP/3254   Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia 400 000 
    The project objective is to support the development of prevention and integrity mechanisms for the practicing professionals and to increase good governance in the field of higher education in Armenia - educational professionals and students have an improved knowledge on the corruption risks and strategies to enhance integrity;

    - public authorities develop further strategies and preventive measures to combat corruption.
     
    - expert reports and studies;
    - webpage
    - publications in national and local press;
     
    Support and commitment of the public authorities of Armenia to support policies on strengthening integrity and combatting corruption in the higher education system of Armenia. 
    Expected Result 1.1 The awareness of the corruption risks and strategies for enhancing integrity is raised among the major stakeholders in the field of higher education
    - educational professionals and students in at least 10 public higher education institutions have improved knowledge in strengthening integrity and combatting corruption through the training modules;

    - specific issues related to the fight against corruption are identified through the overall expert analysis of the issues affecting the integrity of the Armenian higher education system,


    - evaluation of the results of the training;

    - presentation and publication of the results of the risk analysis;

    - expert reports

    - webpage
     
    Availability of national and international experts

    Commitment of the major stakeholders in the field of education
    Expected Result 1.2 Institutional frameworks for ensuring integrity and combatting corruption in higher education in Armenia are further developed and effectively implemented
    - expert recommendations are developed in consultation with major stakeholders and are provided to the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, on the effective implementation of the 2014-2016 Action Plan;

    - several round tables are organised with a view to discussing better integrity enhancing strategies.

    - guidelines on positive ethical principles are introduced and translated into practical and concrete action.

    - presentation of the expert recommendations and their dissemination among the major stakeholders;

    - reports and conclusions of the round tables
     
    Availability of national and international experts

    Commitment of the major stakeholders in the field of higher education
    Project Purpose 2      2015/DG I/JP/3255   Fight and prevent corruption in Azerbaijan 1 000 000 
    To strengthen institutional capacities aimed at fighting and preventing corruption in the public sector. - Increased use of corruption prevention mechanisms, such as ethics standards Greater awareness of civil servants and university/school students of corruption issues and anti-corruption mechanisms;
    - Increase in the quality and quantity of corruption and related prosecutions and increase in the use of sophisticated tools, such as asset recovery;
    - At least 10 NACAP actions related to GRECO recommendations are implemented according to international standards with Project support.
     
    - Project progress and activity reports;
    - GRECO, MONEYVAL, and OECD reports;
    - Official statistics of key institutions;
    - National, regional and/or international surveys on corruption awareness
     
    - Political will to prevent corruption continues to exist;
    - Political will exists in all beneficiary institutions;
    - Corruption as a topic meets continued or increasing interest by the Azerbaijan public at large.
     
    Expected Result 2.1 Strengthened training capacities of the Commission for Combating Corruption and the Civil Service Commission.
    - All new recruits to public service receive ethics and anti-corruption training;
    - Ethics and anti-corruption trainings and seminars are integrated into most in-service training of civil servants;
    - The Civil Service Commission (CDC) and the Secretariat of the Commission for Combating Corruption (CCC) coordinate on their own the methodology and the work of the established pool of trainers.

    - Project progress and activity reports;
    - Reports of partner institutions.
     
    Public institutions commit to incorporate training in their curricula.
    Expected Result 2.2 Reinforced law enforcement capacities of the Anti-corruption Department of the General Prosecutor.
    - Increase in the quality and quantity of investigations;
    - Greater use of witness protection/whistleblower protection, asset recovery, and liability of legal persons

    - Project progress and activity reports;
    - Reports of partner institutions;
    - Training feed-back reports;
    - Human resource and performance statistic by partner institution
     
    Adequate level of training attendance
    Trained prosecutors stay within their posts at the ADGPO so to apply new skills in ongoing and future cases.
    Expected Result 2.3 Support the preparation of an expected new National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP)
    New NACAP adopted with activities in line with international anti-corruption standards and reflecting outstanding GRECO recommendations.

    - National legislative database;
    - Project progress and activity reports;
    - Reports of partner institutions;
    - GRECO and other International monitoring reports.
     
    Azerbaijan continues being committed to implementation of NACAP and compliance with applicable international standards
    Expected Result 2.4 Anti-Corruption training is introduced into the public service and the education sector.
    Several educational institutions (universities, schools) include anti-corruption and ethics modules in their curricula and continue to deliver training/education modules without further assistance by the Project;

    - Project progress and activity reports;
    - Reports of partner institutions;
    - Impact assessment report by Project
     
    Educational institutions are receptive and commit to incorporating new training in their curricula.
    Project Purpose 3      2015/DG I/JP/3256   Strengthening the Anti-money laundering measures in Georgia 500 000 
    To enhance the capacities of the anti- money laundering and counter-terrorist financing system in Georgia in terms of legislation, institutional frameworks, skills and operational capabilities - Legislative framework (relevant laws implementing regulations) reviewed. Proposals for amendments of relevant laws and implementing regulations (by-laws) prepared by the relevant bodies and forwarded for adoption
    - Money laundering risks are identified at the national and sectoral level and mitigating measures are taken by authorities
    - Increased numbers of suspicious transaction reports submitted by the insurance and non-financial (DNFBP) sector entities to the FIU
    - Increased number of inspections and regulatory measures taken by supervisors with regard to insurance and non-financial (DNFBP) sector
    - Increased number of ML-related cash seizures by customs authorities
     
    - EU Annual Progress Report;

    - MONEYVAL reports;

    - Official statistics of key institutions
     
    - Political will to pass relevant legislation continues to exist;

    - Political will exists in all beneficiary institutions to effectively cooperate and absorb CoE project deliverables;
     
    Expected Result 3.1 Legislative proposals available to make Georgian legislation and sub-legal acts compliant with the applicable European and international standards
    – Existing legislation and sub-legal acts revised/amendments proposed

    - Project progress and activity reports;

    - MONEYVAL reports.
     
    - All government agencies involved participate in legislative revision and subsequent discussion process
    - Amendments are introduced into the formal legislative process
    Expected Result 3.2 Risks of money laundering/terrorism financing at the national and sectoral level are understood and mitigating measures are elaborated
    - A national risk assessment (NRA) is carried out and report is produced;
    - An action plan for risk-mitigating measures is available

    - Project progress and activity reports;

    - MONEYVAL Reports
     
    All relevant agencies participate in national risk assessment process
    Expected Result 3.3 The supervisory and regulatory framework of preventative measures is reinforced for the sectors of insurance, casinos, lawyers, notaries, dealers in precious metals and stones, real estate agents and NPOs; beneficial ownership and transparency of legal persons is enhanced
    - AML inspections procedures are adopted by respective supervisory authorities;
    - Higher compliance of reporting entities with AML/CFT requirements is ascertained

    - Project progress and activity reports;
    - MONEYVAL reports;
    - Reports on inspections by supervisory authorities
     
    - Beneficiary institutions and reporting entities effectively cooperate and absorb CoE project deliverables
    Expected Result 3.4 Capacities of authorities to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate money laundering and economic crime cases are enhanced
    - Government training programmes for law enforcement, prosecutors and judges on topics such as money laundering typologies include case-training modules in their curricula and are continuing to deliver training/education modules without further assistance by the Project;
    - Increased number of ML-related cash seizures by customs authorities.

    - Project progress and activity reports;
    - MONEYVAL reports;
     
    - Educational institutions commit to incorporate new training in their curricula and have the institutional will to continue trainings on their own;
    - Customs authorities utilize knowledge gained through training in practical work
    Project Purpose 4      2015/DG I/JP/3257   Fight against corruption - Ukraine 1 000 000 
    Contribute to democracy and the rule of law through prevention and control of corruption in Ukraine – Level of compliance by Ukraine institutions with international standards (GRECO and OECD/ACN) in the area of fight against corruption;
    – Cross-annual comparison of investigated and – if applicable – prosecuted corruption cases, including asset and interest declarations and integrity tests.
     
    – Project assessment and international compliance reports
    – EC Annual ENP Progress Reports for Ukraine
     
    – Overall political will to address corruption
    - Readiness of all beneficiary institutions to cooperate and absorb project support
    - Overall country stability
     
    Expected Result 4.1 Increased compliance of legislation with anti-corruption standards
    - Legislation incorporating international standards and best practices passed

    - Number of GRECO and OECD/ACN recommendations complied with;


    - GRECO and other compliance reports
    - Project progress reports
     
    - Willingness of key institutions to cooperate and to implement project recommendations
    - Sufficient absorption capacity of stakeholders to be fully involved in project activities
    Expected Result 4.2 Strengthen capacities of National Anti-corruption Bureau (NABU)
    – Number and complexity of corruption investigations initiated by the newly created NABU

    - Official case statistics
    - Reports of the NGO sector and relevant international organizations
     
    - Willingness of the beneficiary to cooperate and to implement project recommendations
    - Beneficiary ability to absorb project support
    - Support of other institutions (e.g. prosecution service) in relevant investigative activities
    Expected Result 4.3 Strengthen Institutional capacities for (Recovered/Seized) Asset Management
    - Operational asset management regime
    - Established asset recovery and asset management institutions

    - Official reports
    - Reports of the NGO sector and relevant international organizations
     
    - Political will to tackle the issue
    - Establishment of relevant institutions
    Willingness of the beneficiary to cooperate and to implement project recommendations
    - Beneficiary ability to absorb project support
    Expected Result 4.4 Support National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) and strengthening of anti-corruption prevention measures
    - NAPC develops a method of conducting corruption risk assessments;
    - Ethical rules enforced;
    - Corruption proofing methodology updated;
    - NAPC begins taking first activities under its portfolio.

    - Official reports
    - Reports of the NGO sector and relevant international organizations
     
    - Political will to tackle the issue
    - Establishment of relevant institutions
    Willingness of the beneficiary to cooperate and to implement project recommendations
    - Beneficiary ability to absorb project support
    Project Purpose 5      2016/DG I/JP/3258   Good governance and the fight against corruption - Belarus 100 000 
    To strengthen institutional capacities to prevent and counter corruption in Belarus, in accordance with applicable European standards - Belarus rating in the TI Corruption Perception Index, Global Corruption Barometer, and World Bank Control of Corruption Report - Legislative framework (relevant laws implementing regulations) reviewed. Proposals for amendments of relevant laws and implementing regulations (by-laws) prepared by the relevant bodies and forwarded for adoption  - GRECO reports;
    - Transparency International Report;
    - Official statistics of key institutions.
    - Project assessment and compliance reports;
    - GRECO and other monitoring reports.
     
    - Political will continues to exist to work on preventing corruption;
    - Readiness of beneficiary institutions to address issues.
     
    Expected Result 5.1 Selected sectors of public governance are reviewed for corruption (risk assessments)
    – Number of risk assessments performed
    – Number of policy/legislative amendments initiated based on the results of risk assessments

    Project progress and activity reports;
    - Statistics of relevant institutions;
    - GRECO and other monitoring reports.
     
    - Capacity of beneficiary institutions to absorb assistance;
    - Adequate representation of institutions at trainings.
    Expected Result 5.2 Capacities of authorities to prevent, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate corruption and economic crime cases are enhanced
    - Government training programmes for law enforcement, prosecutors and judges include case-training modules in their curricula and are continuing to deliver training/education modules without further assistance by the Project;
    - Increased number of cases handled.

    - Project progress and activity reports;
    - Official statistics.

    - Increased number of cases handled.
     
    - Capacity of beneficiary institutions to absorb assistance;
    - Adequate representation of institutions at trainings.
    Project Purpose 6      2015/DG I/JP/3259   Fight against corruption and fostering good governance; Fight against money-laundering 1 200 000 
    Strengthening the capacities of six Eastern Partnership countries to fight corruption and money laundering and foster good governance 1. Anti-corruption preventative administrative measures are re-enforced and streamlined through the use of good governance tools;
    2. Control mechanisms within the public sector strengthened;
    3. Increase in legislative and implementation regulations concerning anti-corruption and preventative measures;
    4. An annual report with comprehensive coverage of the use of Special Investigative Means (SIMs) and the capacity-levels of investigations into corruption/white collar crime is developed;
     
    GRECO reports
    MONEYVAL reports
    EU reports
    Case related statistics
    Reports on legislative and institutional changes
     
    • Political will and continuity to carry out reforms;
    • Willingness of national authorities to adapt policies, in line with the EU and Council of Europe norms and standards;
    • National authorities continue to pursue the policy of integration and comply with commitments stemming from their Council of Europe membership.
     
    Expected Result 6.1 1. Strengthened anti-corruption preventive measures within public administration;
    – Anti-corruption preventative administrative measures are strengthened and streamlined through the use of good governance tools;
    – Control mechanisms within the public sector strengthened;
    – Increase in the number of legislation and implementing regulation concerning anti-corruption and preventative measures;
    – Increase in the number of procedures used by monitoring mechanisms/bodies that are reformed/improved;
    – Increase in the number and scope of training manuals/guidelines;

    GRECO reports;MONEYVAL reports
    EU reports;
    Case related statistics
    Reports on legislative and institutional changes
     
    Willingness of national authorities to adapt policies, in line with the EU and Council of Europe norms and standards;
    Political and country stability;
    Absence of conflict between countries on specific goals or general conflict of interests;
    Adequate level of attendance at organized events and continued willingness to share and implement lessons learned.
    Expected Result 6.2 National institutions tasked with providing policy advice, coordination and monitoring of anti-corruption- and good governance-related reforms are strengthened
    - Anti-corruption preventative administrative measures are strengthened and streamlined through the use of good governance tools;
    - Control mechanisms within the public sector strengthened;
    - Increase in the number of legislation and implementing regulation concerning anti-corruption and preventative measures;
    - Increase in the number of procedures used by monitoring mechanisms/bodies that are reformed/improved;

    GRECO reports
    MONEYVAL reports
    EU reports
    Case related statistics
    Reports on legislative and institutional changes
     
    Political will and continuity to carry out reforms;
    Willingness of national authorities to adapt policies, in line with the EU and Council of Europe norms and standards;
    Political and country stability;
    Absence of conflict between countries on specific goals or general conflict of interests.
    Expected Result 6.3 Independence of the criminal justice institutions and its mechanisms to combat corruption improved
    - Control mechanisms within the public sector strengthened;
    - Increase in the number of legislation and implementing regulation concerning anti-corruption and preventative measures;
    - Increase in the number and scope of training manuals/guidelines;

    GRECO reports
    MONEYVAL reports
    EU reports
    Case related statistics
    Reports on legislative and institutional changes
     
    Political will and continuity to carry out reforms;
    Willingness of national authorities to adapt policies, in line with the EU and Council of Europe norms and standards;
    Political and country stability;
    Adequate level of attendance at organized events and continued willingness to share and implement lessons learned.
    Expected Result 6.4 Strengthened national capacities through pilot activity intervention
    - Anti-corruption preventative administrative measures are strengthened and streamlined through the use of good governance tools;
    - Control mechanisms within the public sector strengthened;
    - Increase in the number of legislation and implementing regulation concerning anti-corruption and preventative measures;
    - Increase in the number of procedures used by monitoring mechanisms/bodies that are reformed/improved;
    - Increase in the number and scope of training manuals/guidelines;

    GRECO reports
    MONEYVAL reports
    EU reports
    Case related statistics
    Reports on legislative and institutional changes
     
    Political will and continuity to carry out reforms;
    Willingness of national authorities to adapt policies, in line with the EU and Council of Europe norms and standards;
    Political and country stability;
    Adequate level of attendance at organized events and continued willingness to share and implement lessons learned.
    Project Purpose 7      2015/PACE/JP/3260   Strengthen capacities to prevent corruption in Parliaments 100 000 
    Fight against corruption and fostering good governance: fight against money-laundering      
    Expected Result 7.1 Increase of awareness of parliamentarians as regards the reinforcement of a good governance or the need to do the reforms related to anti-corruption legislation, policy and monitoring in order to prevent and to fight against corruption and money-laundering within national parliaments and public sector;
    Parliamentarians are better aware of the need of possible anti-corruption preventive measures, legislative initiatives and control mechanisms and tools to be reinforced or to be created in their country;

    Parliamentarians are better informed about the needs of reforms aiming at a good governance in public sector, and in particular within national parliaments, related to the fight against anti-corruption and money-laundering;

    Anti-corruption preventive measures and legislative initiatives are identified and strengthened or reformed and improved if needed;

    Good governance-related reforms in public sector and in particular within national parliaments are reinforced and applied;

    Specific issues related to the fight against corruption and money-laundering at the parliamentary level are identified and concrete proposals for follow up actions are elaborated;
     
    Expected Result 7.2 Develop and promote regular inter-parliamentary co-operation on anti-corruption issues in the EaP region in order to take stock of national anti-corruption initiatives and share good practices;
    Parliamentarians are aware of the CoE anti-corruption prevention mechanisms and their implementation in different member states;

    Members of national parliaments actively promote the CoE anti-corruption instruments and standards through the adoption of national legislation and use of anti-corruption prevention and control bodies and tools;

    The CoE anti-corruption standards and mechanisms are applied;

    National legislation on anti-corruption in line with international standards and CoE recommendations is adopted;

    The number of preventive and control parliamentary bodies (e.g. investigative committees) and tools (manuals, guidelines, etc.) at the service of anti-corruption increases or those bodies and tools are newly established if needed;

    Detection and investigation of corruption crimes increase;

    Members of national parliaments are better controlled.
     
    Expected Result 7.3 Increase of confidence of citizens in public institutions and in particular in national parliaments and its representatives.
    Citizens of the EaP region are better informed by the media on the CoE anti-corruption international standards and CoE recommendations;

    Citizens of the EaP region are better informed on national anti-corruption legislation and strategies and on concrete measures and tools applied by national institutions and parliaments;


    The CoE anti-corruption international standards and recommendations are better known by a large public;

    The level, number and frequency of media coverage on anti-corruption fight and measures applied by the national institutions increase:

    The confidence of citizens in national parliaments and institutions increases.

     



     
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