The Convention’s 71 articles provide common standards for national policies and practices, and require enhanced international cooperation to address cross-border crime. States parties (countries that have ratifi ed the Convention) are also obliged to help each other prevent and combat corruption through technical assistance. Such assistance is defi ned broadly to include fi nancial and human resources, training, and research. This Brief outlines the UNCAC’s requirements and proposes concrete ways donors can increase its impact on public integrity both at home and abroad. As the Convention’s standards were negotiated by 129 countries, its norms are universally persuasive. The UNCAC can be used as a common reference for donor/partner dialogue concerning corruption, and also catalyze better coordination of analytic work and technical assistance among donors in a given country. Benefi ts include reduced transaction costs, more consistent priority setting, and greater credibility with cooperation partners. One of the most critical issues currently at stake is the status of the Convention’s review (monitoring) mechanism. In the short term, donors can contribute inputs into the mechanism’s design, and ensure it receives the resources and political support required to motivate states parties’ compliance with the Convention.
Fuente: Anti-corruption Resource Centre – U4