When establishing new public law enforcement agencies or regulatory bodies in Georgia – for example competition agencies, sanitary and phytosanitary regulatory agencies etc. – how can donors make sure to include anti-corruption measures in their design? Please give some examples of best practices.
Agencies tasked with regulating business and ensuring the functioning of markets help devise and enforce rules and regulations related to a broad range of issues. These include safeguarding product safety and consumer protection to ensuring market stability and transparency, equitable access to infrastructure, fair competition, or security of supply. Along with this important remit as rule-makers, guardians and arbiters, regulatory agencies can become lucrative targets for undue influence and other forms of corruption.
Farzana Nawaz. Integrating anti-corruption measures in the design of publiclaw enforcement / regulatory agencies. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2010) 8 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 243]