Presentation on theme: "GLOBAL FORUM V ON FIGHTING CORRUPTION AND SAFEGUARDING INTEGRITY Fulfilling our commitments: Effective action against corruption Sandton Convention Centre,"— Presentation transcript:
GLOBAL FORUM V ON FIGHTING CORRUPTION AND SAFEGUARDING INTEGRITY Fulfilling our commitments: Effective action against corruption Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa 2 to 5 April 2007 Sub theme 4: Law Enforcement – TOPIC: ICT as an Instrument of Corruption and a Tool for Law Enforcement
Good Governance through a Corruption Management Information System Ishara BODASING Tel: Fax:
Introduction Corruption can be viewed as a governance challenge. Address the problem in a co- ordinated, sustainable and informed way. Establish a Corruption Management Information System for data collection and analysis.
Objectives Constitution calls for co-operative governance. Legislators are taking strong action to better protect the public interest. ICT solution must address some of the key Government Priorities.
Open Source Software Advantages: support spending with local companies, develop a valuable local skills base, help keep professionals in the country attract talent from abroad, facilitate entrepreneurship and SMME development negates the need for licensing arrangements
Methodology iterative development allows building on the high level requirements. working web based anti-corruption information management system phases following first iteration focus mainly on integration of sources of data allow for capturing & reporting of information through Internet, Extranet & Intranet using current best technologies & solution practices.
Developments audit anti-corruption capacity, conduct risk assessments and track the process of data collection. Changes may result from: Adjustments in anti-corruption legislation Implementation of an Anti-corruption Strategy Compliance with Governance framework Influence of transformation on the continental and global arena.
departmental information management system Has a record of all allegations; Is able to track progress with the management of each allegation; Reveals systemic weaknesses and recurring risks, and inform managers and employees of systemic weaknesses/risks; Provides feedback to employees on the management of corruption allegations; Provides minimum information to designated national departments.
profiles of corruption cases Sector involved (private, public, civil society) Number of offenders involved (individual or organised crime syndicate) Cross border nature of the offence (foreigner, foreign syndicate) Geographical distribution of corruption offences
Business Benefits monitor trends, analyse areas of risk and measure the impact of anti-corruption initiatives. Development of strategies & programmes in a coherent, co- ordinated manner; Assist the anti-corruption unit to prioritise, plan & monitor progress; Promote co-operation & information sharing.
Anti-corruption strategy must address prevention, awareness, detection & enhancement of capacity of law enforcement agencies and other institutions fighting corruption. ICT solution can facilitate transparency and accountability by providing access to information.