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Civil Society Participation: an Essential Element in Anti-Corruption Efforts

The fight against corruption is a long-term process, requiring deep structural changes to a country’s institutions, its legal framework and its culture. Therefore, actors outside government – especially in civil society – are an essential component to anti-corruption success.

At a time when trust in governments’ commitments to fight corruption is declining, it is imperative to encourage and enable civil society to participate. The UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) has long recognised the role of civil society in combating corruption by calling on governments to increase transparency, improve public access to information, and promote public contributions to government decision-making processes.

Read the full blogspot, written by Vanja Škorić ECNL’s Senior Legal Advisor  on UNCAC Coalition website.