Jordan Launches the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2013-2017

Jun 30, 2013

Prime Minister, Dr. Abduallah Nsour

Prime Minister, Dr. Abduallah Nsour has launched the new national anti-corruption strategy 2013-2017 during the inauguration of the High-level Regional Expert Workshop on Judicial Integrity in Amman on the 13th of June 2013. The new anti-corruption strategy is designed to support Jordan in its continuous efforts in combating corruption and raising public awareness of the phenomenon.

The United Nations Development Programme in Jordan has provided support to the Anti-Corruption Commission in implementing the first national anti-corruption strategy through technical and logistical support for the efforts of the Commission in the investigation of corruption prevention, receiving complaints, communication with civil society, and the execution of the sectoral approach and social accountability in combating corruption.

Ms. Zena Ali-Ahmad, UNDP Jordan Country Director, has stated: “We look forward to the implementation of the joint action plan with the Anti-Corruption Commission 2013-2014, which focuses on the prevention of corruption and strengthen cooperation with the civil society. This action plan  is part of the process of the cooperation between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the UNDP, which we hope to continue and deepen in the next phase with the direction of the program to develop an integrated project at the national level in support of the implementation of the strategy announced today, as well as for the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption”

The High-level Regional Expert Workshop on Judicial Integrity discussed the importance of enhancing judicial integrity attended by judiciary experts from the Arab region as well as regional and international experts.