In 2017, following the pressure from national and international actors, National Unity Government (NUG) reinvigorated the fight against corruption and developed the national anti-corruption strategy, to be Implemented within governmental agencies in the same year. The strategy initially consisted of 5 pillars addressing 52 government entities. After modification, the sixth pillar, Improving Economic Institutions, was added to the strategy in 2018.
Initial findings of a study carried out by APPRO indicate that development of national anti-corruption strategy was a rushed effort that was concluded by holding one or two consultative meetings with CSOs. Also, no situational or policy analysis have been conducted prior to its development. A situational analysis would have enabled the government and implementers of this process to properly analyze the internal and external factors and see what capabilities are there to identify the existing vulnerabilities. In addition, a framework should have been developed to analyze and select best policy reform options.
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