Uzbekistan to ensure transparency in spending of financial aid from int’l organizations
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
Uzbekistan will form an open database to ensure transparency in the spending of financial assistance and loans provided by international organizations, Trend reports referring to the Anti-Corruption Agency.
The National Council of Uzbekistan on Combating Corruption has approved a road map for the implementation of international anti-corruption standards in legislation.
The program of measures, developed jointly with the Anti-Corruption Agency, the General Prosecutor's Office and other relevant ministries and departments, provides for the introduction of transparent mechanisms for open and independent selection for admission to the civil service, as well as career growth based on professional qualities and individual merits (the principle of meritocracy).
The program also provides for the cancellation of all benefits provided to strategic subjects of public procurement by the current regulatory legal acts, as well as the development of a procedure for checking counterparties (parties to the contract) when conducting public procurement in the form of a tender.
In addition, proposals are expected to be made to include in the Criminal Code responsibility for giving bribes to officials of a foreign state and international government organizations, as well as for illegal enrichment of officials.
Furthermore, the process of the adoption of the law on state civil service will be accelerated.
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