International initiative “European Partners against Corruption”
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau in co-operation with the Special Investigation Service of Lithuania, Chairs of the anti-corruption institutions working group within the international initiative “European Partners against Corruption” , have gathered experience of 8 anti-corruption institutions in Austria, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Rumania and Slovenia how relevant international anti-corruption standards are implemented through the work of these institutions and which of their functions and anti-corruption measures could be considered as good practice.
The comprehensive report "Common Standarts and Best Practices for Anti-corruption Agencies" was finalized in May and is made public in July 2008 (in English, Adobe.pdf format, size 318 KB).
Council of the Baltic Sea States Working Group on Democratic Institutions (WGDI)
The lead topic during the period when the WGDI was chaired by Latvia was strengthening the rule of law through good governance: corruption prevention in public administration. Latvia continued the work initiated by Poland in 2006-2007. However, this year the intention was to focus on the potential threat posed by corruption to public institutions and their integrity, impartiality and legitimacy. The result of the WGDI work in 2007-2008 is comparative analysis of the practice of corruption prevention in public administration in the Baltic Sea Region. This analysis focuses on internal mechanisms of corruption prevention and promotion of integrity in public administration. It provides a concise overview of countries’ strategic approaches to anti-corruption at large and, in particular, measures available to public agencies to prevent possible corruption internally.
EU Phare project "Development and Strengthening of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau" reports:
- Derek Purdy, Legal Regulation of Lobbying.
- Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, Aspects of state capture and political financing: Report prepared for a presentation to the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau.
- Marcin Walecki, Assessment of enforcement of political finance laws by KNAB Division of Control of Financing of Political Parties: Report prepared for the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau
- Marcin Walecki, Direct Public Funding of Political Parties. Recommendations prepared for the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau
- Andrea di Nicola, Offshore Financial Centres and Corruption. A Toolkit for KNAB investigators.
- Anete Pajuste, Foreign Stock Exchange Markets. Guidelines
- Eric Lockyear, Internal anti-corruption control. Report No1: Analysis of laws, regulations and internal procedures with respect to internal control systems in state and municipal institutions. Proposed guidelines on internal control, prevention of conflict of interest and the examination of officials' activities within institutions.
- Eric Lockyear, Internal anti-corruption control. Report No. 2: Proposed guidelines on internal control in the field of procurement.
- Eric Lockyear, Internal anti-corruption control, Report No. 3: Examination of officials' activities
- Susanne Møller Nielsen, Report on EU Funds. Tracking of fraud in EU funds.
- Søren Staugaard Nielsen, Casper Schmidt. Procurement and lease component.
World Bank project "Strengthening the capacity of institutions in charge of fighting corruption" reports:
Willis W. Jourdin, Development of a Corruption Prevention Sustem in Public Procurement;
Alan Doig&David Watt, Review of Code and Its Relationship With The Law and Overview of Implementation, Report No.2;
Alan Doig, Review of Code and Its Relationship With The Law and Overview of Implementation, Report No.1;
Christian D. de Fouloy, Conceptual Guidelines For The Development Of Provisions Of Lobbying In The Republic Of Latvia;
Steven D. Roper, The Effectiveness of Legal Framework on Pre-election Campaigning;
Stephen Vasak, Income Control System for Public Officials and Natural Persons.