Azerbaijan has continued to make progress in fighting corruption but needs to build its capacity to investigate and prosecute corruption and regulate conflicts of interest. These are among the findings of a new report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP) adopted on 31 March.
The IAP is an initiative launched in 2003 to support anti-corruption reform efforts in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan as part of the OECD Working Group on Bribery outreach work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
In order to ensure Azerbaijan better implements important anti-corruption measures, the IAP recommended to:
This report commends Azerbaijan on progress made in implementing important anti-corruption measures, including:
The full report and recommendations on Azerbaijan are available here.
Azerbaijan’s efforts to implement the recommendations included in the IAP report will continue to be monitored. IAP is a key sub-regional initiative of the OECD Working Group on Bribery regional initiative Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
For further information, you can contact Ms. Inese Gaika at the OECD’s Anti-Corruption Division at (33) 1 45 24 13 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org.