Operational Strategy of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau 2018-2019 (hereinafter – the Strategy) is a mid-term management document of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (hereinafter – the Bureau) setting plans for the Bureau’s operations by defining the Bureau’s strategic goals, tasks for reaching these goals, performance indicators and their numeric values that are to be reached.
The Bureau’s Strategy is developed in accordance with the Law on the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau and the Cabinet of Ministers Instructions No. 3 “Procedure for Developing and Updating an Institution’s Strategy and for the Assessment of Implementation Thereof” adopted on 28 April 2015.
The purpose of the Strategy is to secure effective planning and performance of the Bureau’s operations within the scope of functions and tasks under the competence of the Bureau throughout the period from 2018 to 2019. The implementation of the Strategy complies with the total planned expenses in the mid-term budget of the Bureau.
Guidelines for the Corruption Prevention and Combating 2015 -2020 (hereinafter - Guidelines) is a medium-term development planning document, drawn up in accordance with the Law on the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, Section 7, Clause 1, which states that the CPCB shall elaborate a corruption prevention and combating strategy and a national programme approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. The Guidelines ensure the continuity of the documents “Guidelines for the Corruption Prevention and Combating 2009 -2013” approved during the previous planning period (approved by the Cabinet Order No. 326 of 21 May 2009), and the continuity of the Programme for the Corruption Prevention and Combating 2009 - 2013 (approved by the Cabinet Order No. 654 of 24 September 2009)
These guidelines aim to describe the current situation in corruption preventing and combating in Latvia, define current problems, set goals, objectives, directions of activities and tasks for 2015 – 2020.
In order to ensure enduring and accountable anti-corruption policy KNAB in close co-operation with other institutions has elaborated new country’s medium term policy planning document Guidelines for the Corruption Prevention and Combating 2009-2013. The Guidelines were adopted by the Government in May 2009 and it identifies main objectives in the anti-corruption field:
- to ensure efficient and legal use of state and municipal property and that includes also financial resources provided by the European Union and other international organisations;
- to improve control of financing of political parties;
- to continue work on prevention of conflict of interest in activities of public officials as well as improve control of assets and property of public officials gained in conflict with provisions of the law;
- to improve internal control systems in state and municipal institutions;
- to decrease tolerance of the society towards corruption and increase the awareness of public officials about legal requirements in the area of corruption prevention;
- to improve capability of countering criminal offences in public administration;
- to ensure that hearing of cases is well timed and in good quality;
- to ensure observance of principle of good governance in public administration.
In drafting this document analysis of what has been achieved in the framework of the previous National Corruption Prevention and Combating Strategy for 2004-2008 is conducted.
Corruption Prevention and Combating Programme 2009-2013 defines more accurately the action directions, the main tasks and the results to be achieved in the development of the corruption prevention and combating field specified in the Guidelines.
The National Strategy for 2004-2008 was adopted by the Government on 8th March, 2004. The Strategy points out basic principles and objectives of the corruption prevention and combating policy as well as defines problems solution of which requires implemention of the national anti-corruption policy.
The National Programme for 2004-2008 was adopted by the Government on 3rd August, 2004. The Programme clearly sets priorities, defines responsible institutions, their tasks and timeframe for the implementation of the strategy thus effectively coordinating the cooperation amongst all the agencies involved. The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) is responsible for control and co-ordination of the implementation of the program and report on implementation to the Cabinet of Ministers.