Overview of the
Draft Agency Anti-Corruption
“Promoting Economic Growth in a New Era”
June 28, 2004
Neil Levine, Chief
Office of Democracy and Governance
Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and
Administrator’s Administrator’s Tasking
Sector Sector Reference Group
Program Program Inventory and Field Survey
9 9 Sector Papers
Vetting Vetting of Drafts
Anti-Corruption Anti Corruption Programs by Sector
EG, $105M , 48%
Other, $21M ,
DG, $90M , 42%
EG A/C Programs (‘000s) FY02
Rule of Law
Programs by Region – FY02
Constraints to A/C Programming
% of Missions Responding
Long-term & Cultural
Lack of Pollitical Will
Not NGO priority
Not USG priority
Not one single program; confluence of
Key factors, according to Missions— Missions
– Political will
– Programs generating demand for reform
– Assistance to strengthen government
– Local ownership of efforts
Multi-pronged Multi pronged Approaches
Absence of Political Will as Main Factor
– Public awareness programs not tied to reforms.
– Reforms without public awareness programs.
– Institutional reforms absent political will.
– Failure to take long-term long term approach.
– ACCs without mandate, resources.
– Recommendations unsupported by research
and data collection.
– Roundtables and policy dialogue efforts when
the key issues are well understood.
– Donor driven programs that are perceived as
“Are we thinking here, or is this just
so much pointing and clicking!”
Summary of Recommendations
– Tackle elite-level elite level (or “grand”)
– Deploy Agency Resources More
– Mainstream anti-corruption
throughout our programs.
– Develop a learning organization.
Complete Complete vetting and produce final version.
Administrator’s Administrator’s Approval
Develop Develop Implementation Plan.
Develop Develop broader, interdisciplinary
Secure Secure approval and resources for rapid
Build Build Agency-wide Agency wide community of practice.