UNODC’s New Publication on “Procurement and Corruption in Small Island Developing States: Challenges and Emerging Practices.”

By UNODC

Following Resolution 6/9 of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on strengthening the implementation of the Convention on small island developing States and its call for support to anti-corruption reforms, UNODC has developed a new publication to assist national anti-corruption officials in the prevention of corruption in the procurement process.

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The new publication “Procurement and Corruption in Small Island Developing States: Challenges and Emerging Practices” provides an overview of the elements of a strong procurement system, the international standards relevant to the prevention of corruption in procurement and the requirements of UNCAC. It focuses on the specific challenges SIDS face in strengthening integrity in procurement and provides examples of how the general guidance contained in international standards are translated into specific norms and are implemented locally, providing specific SIDS examples.

This guidebook is a result of the collaborative efforts of organizations and individuals, including representatives of Cabo Verde, Comoros, Fiji, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Jamaica, Madagascar, Maldives, Palau, Sao Tomé e Principe, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, St. Lucia, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vanuatu who have contributed to its development at a number of expert group meetings and conferences, including a Global Conference on Anti-Corruption Reform in Small Island States, hosted in Mauritius.

This publication is intended to serve as a reference guide to addressing corruption in procurement in SIDS for governments, the private sector, academia and civil society, as well as for development assistance providers that work with SIDS.

UNODC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which has funded this publication as part of the Joint Action towards a Global Regime against Corruption project.

The publication is available online here.

Copyright 2016 United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs