Anti-Corruption & Integrity Network (ACINET)

The Arab Anti-Corruption & Integrity Network (ACINET) is a leading platform in the region for knowledge networking, capacity development and policy dialogue in its field. It brings together governmental anti-corruption institutions from across the Arab region, in addition to prominent non-governmental actors, organized in the form of a non-governmental group that functions as an independent component of the Network.

ACINET was established in Amman (Jordan) on the 30th of July, in the presence of high-level officials representing anti-corruption institutions from 16 Arab countries. It builds on the positive results of the joint UNDP/OECD Initiative on Good Governance for Development (GfD) in the Arab Countries, and is the fruit of extensive regional and national consultations that were launched under the umbrella of the second Dead Sea Declaration, with the support of UNDP and its partners including the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the League of Arab States. These consultations yielded agreement over the Constitutive Documents of the Network, including the charter, the rules of procedure and the constitutive declaration, which govern ACINET’s work.

Following eight months of internal preparations, ACINET endorsed its first programme of Work on the 2nd of April, and launched its first cycle for under the chairmanship of Jordan. On 27 July, ACINET endorsed its second programme of work and launched its second cycle for under the chairmanship of Yemen.

ACINET organizes various activities in support of its members and provides, or facilitates the provision of, technical assistance thereto, whenever possible. It also publishes a monthly News Update and other knowledge products, and fosters in-remote knowledge sharing between various stakeholders through a variety of tools. The Network is supported by a Regional Support Unit that is hosted in the offices of UNDP’s Programme on Governance in the Arab Region in Beirut (Lebanon).

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