امروز : 31 مرداد 1398

Transparency of information, the main way to fight against corruption

دوشنبه 21 فروردين 14:49
Although the Supreme authorities are still not required to disclose their financial information, but small positive steps, however, has been done.
Transparency of information, the main way to fight against corruption

Rapporteur- Farbod Dehghani: One of the major problems in the way of progress and development of all countries in the world is the issue of corruption. Corruption which occurs in various forms such as embezzlement, bribery, speculation and misuse of public property is one of the main obstacles of the administrative health.

In many countries, to deal with this phenomenon, laws have been passed to force the authorities of that country, disclose information related to their assets and property tax, during and before the end of their responsibilities.

Interestingly, these laws, even in Afghanistan which is in the first place of corruption rank in the world has recently been implemented.

Just head over to the portal "High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption of the Republic of Afghanistan" , although the name is long, but it's all in the name of "anti-corruption" know a place under the monitoring regime, the country is working Is.

Institution with the purposes of making monitor and combat corruption in all departments, caring function departments on cases of corruption and ensuring transparency of financial authorities and ensure that the account of the systems they have been formed to bolster this way the protection of public estates and individuals do and consolidate and extend the rule of law, at least in appearance, which is not practical.

“The advice to ‘beware the common sense of the time’ is just as true of today’s developmental buzzwords as it is of the discredited versions of yesteryear. And what could be more commonsensical than ‘transparency and accountability are a Good Thing’? But does supporting them with aid money actually make a difference? Researchers at the UK’s Institute of Development Studies (a bit of personal transparency – I recently became a visiting fellow there), have pulled together all the evidence to try and answer the question, and seem pretty underwhelmed by what they’ve found. Here are some extracts from the synthesis report. Full 128 page report here, with lots of case studies etc to flesh out the arguments.”

 

“Citizens must have access to public information in order for democracy to function. Lack of access to information results in a non-participatory society in which political decision-making is not democratic. Access to information concerning governance of the state allows individuals to exercise their political and civil rights in election processes; challenge or influence public policies; monitor the quality of public spending; and demand accountability. Access to information and transparency are thus prerequisites for democracy as well as a key tool in the fight against corruption.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can support democracy and human rights by enabling and expanding citizens’ social mobilization. A better informed and active citizenry, who can put pressure on national institutions to be accountable and responsive to citizens’ needs and priorities, is a fundamental component of a functioning democracy.”(1)

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