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Social Control Mechanisms for Greater Transparency and Accountability

Social Control Mechanisms for Greater Transparency and Accountability

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  • 1. Social Control Mechanisms for Greater Transparency and Accountability Eduardo Flores-Trejo 24th Annual ICGFM International Conference Public Financial Management in the Era of "The New Normal“ (May 2010)
  • 2. Objectives Present a citizen-drive initiative (Advocacy and Assistance Centers) 1 aimed at fostering transparency and accountability in partnership with the public sector. Outline its general results and impact to date in Armenia, specifically as related to 2 addressing procedural and system level inefficiencies leading to corruption.
  • 3. Who is Responsible For Bringing Transparency to Public Finance? 1) Which public sector agencies? 2) Which role do other actors play in this process?
  • 4. Advocacy and Assistance Centers (AACs) • Operated by Armenian NGOs, AACs serve as public complaint offices where victims of corruption receive free confidential legal assistance on a walk-in or call-in basis. • Each AAC is equipped with a team of experienced lawyers and support staff to address the public’s corruption-related concerns.
  • 5. AACs Locations
  • 6. AACs Key Functions • Free legal assistance and support. • Public education and awareness. • Anticorruption reforms.
  • 7. Results from the AACs Network  Citizens requesting legal support from the centers: 3,718  Corruption related cases: 863  Cases referred to Court: 133  Cases referred to prosecution: 87  Inefficiencies identified: 100
  • 8. Transcending Impact • Promoting the adoption of anti-corruption reforms expand the impact of the AACs’ work. • Beyond assisting individual victims of corruption, AACs are directly involved in addressing and correcting procedural or institutional inefficiencies leading to corruption.
  • 9. Partnership with Government: Key Element of the AACs’ success • While maintaining their objectivity and independence, civil society organizations are successfully advancing policy reform objectives in collaboration with government authorities at all levels (central, regional and local) • Win-Win situation for all parties