Please provide guidance on assessment methodologies to determine if the draft legislation is in compliance with global and regional anti-corruption frameworks. This includes any gaps in coverage and approach.
At the regional level, there are three international anticorruption instruments that are of direct relevance to Southern African countries, including the SADC Protocol against Corruption (2001), the African Union (AU) Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (2003) and the UNCAC. Although these three instruments contain similar objectives and provisions, the UNCAC constitutes the most comprehensive anti-corruption legal framework in many aspects and a good starting point to map the issues and provisions that should be covered by domestic legislation.
Chêne, M. Assessment methodologies of anti-corruption laws. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2011) 8 pp. [U4 Expert Answer]