PGG: Strengthening institutional capacities to fight and prevent corruption in Armenia

Project Description
The Project on “Strengthening institutional capacities to fight and prevent corruption in Armenia” is one of the six Projects which constitute the second phase of the EU-Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) programme interventions to support Eastern Partnership countries to counter economic crime. The Project aims to provide tailored assistance responding to the country’s anti-corruption reforms agenda, while addressing issues raised by the Council of Europe monitoring bodies in the areas of corruption and money laundering. It has been designed to contribute to the EU 2020 targets set out in priority area “Strengthening the rule of law and anti-corruption mechanisms,” and is aligned with the cooperation priorities identified in the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, and Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2019-2022.

This project is funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe in their Partnership for Good Governance II (2019-2022).
Specific Objective
The overall objective of the Project is to increase efficiency of anti-corruption and asset recovery while preventing and combating corruption. The Project aims to do so by supporting the Armenian authorities in strengthening legislative and institutional frameworks for anti-corruption and asset recovery and developing capacities and tools to prevent and suppress economic crimes. Project expected results and specific activities have been set pursuant to country needs and an agreed approach in providing assistance in this field. The Project focuses on the following areas:

 Strategic actions: assisting with identification of future priority areas and development of legislative proposals;
 Prevention: effective tools to prevent corruption in respect of public officials;
 Enforcement: capacity building of criminal justice institutions to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate corruption, money laundering and other types of economic crime.
Expected Results
 Outcome 1: Strengthened legislative and institutional frameworks for combatting corruption through independent and efficient
anti-corruption bodies;
 Outcome 2: Enhanced systems of asset declaration, conflict of interest and illicit enrichment for all levels of public officials;
 Outcome 3: Increased effective investigation, prosecution and adjudication of corruption-related crimes and offenses;
 Outcome 4: Further developed institutional asset recovery mechanisms.
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PROJECT DETAILS
Armenia
Priority Area:
Partnership that protects, Partnership that protects
Subsector:
Rule of law & human rights, Governance & public administration
Topic:
Anti-corruption, Good government
Project Status:
Ongoing
Start Date:
01.01.2019
End Date:
28.02.2023
Implementing Organisation:
Council of Europe
Funding by the EU:
€564 000
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