What is the status of corruption and anti-corruption in Palestine?
The PNA has made efforts to strengthen its legal and institutional framework against corruption. A number of anti-corruption laws have been enacted and institutions have been created, such as the Anti-Corruption Commission and Corruption Crimes Court, an external audit bureau, the SAACB, and the Economic Crimes and Support Unit within the Attorney General’s office. But efforts remain fragmented and there is a need for better coordination of anti-corruption efforts and institutions. The lack of an access to information law also prevents civil society organisations and the media from fully playing their watchdog role.
Chêne, M. Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Palestine. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2012) 11 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 314]