Institutions of Accountability: Anti‐Corruption Commission

This document is the first step in a policy development process. Its purpose is to identify some of the issues that need to be addressed in order for the Anti‐Corruption Commission (ACC) to play its role as an institution of accountability. The Anti‐Corruption Commission, has been in the spotlight as the chief government agency responsible for investigating cases of corruption. The objective of the paper is to facilitate discussion on the policies ‐ in the short and
long‐term ‐ that are necessary to overcome the challenges facing the Anti‐Corruption Commission. The paper is divided into two sections. Section I presents the story of anti‐corruption institutions of Bangladesh since 1957. Section II discusses the comparative, international perspective and presents lessons that can be applied to Bangladesh. Throughout the paper questions are asked to guide the discussion. The research team responsible for drafting the paper refrained from answering them as we want to solicit the views of experts and practitioners. To aid the research efforts, a database of information extracted from public sources were created.

Authors: Hasan, Manzoor; Ahmed, Haydory Akbar; Czajkowska, Beata; Farruk, Meredith; Haque, Sanjan; Hossain, Tareen; Micetic, Steven; Taman, Larry; Uddin, Gazi Salah
Type: Report
Year: 2007