Supply and Demand: Working Together to apply the A-C Methodology

Galvanizing Improvements in Local Governments

In order to match supply and demand sides, willing mayors/public managers and competent anticorruption practitioners, selection processes take place.

The best A-c Practitioners are supported, professionally and financially, to work with one of the selected mayors/local governments.

PAP* Tutors provide mentoring and coaching through field visits and on-line.

The A-C Methodology is applied, in parallel in each LG, through similar steps and using similar process tools and concepts, during diagnosis and strategies elaboration, implementation and monitoring:

  1. Sign Agreement with Mayor and Establish Guiding Coalition
  2. General Diagnosis
  3. In-depth Diagnosis, Forming working groups
  4. Solutions elaboration and capacity building (training)
  5. Finalize Anticorruption Strategic Plan and Action Plans

Anticorruption practitioners are supporting public leaders address effectively corruption and use it as an entry point toward building better and fairer organizations, by designing and conducting a participatory process, out of which three good things emerge:

  • A deeper, shared understanding of the vulnerability to corruption
  • A treatment plan for curing and prevention, including remedial measures that no outsider could better develop
  • An easier implementation process because of the strategies ownership by managers and staff

The potential positive impacts of the interventions are:

  • More effective public spending
  • More effective public services delivery
  • Improved image of the organization & community
  • More private investments attracted in the community to support local development
  • Increased political stability and capital
  • Better motivated staff
  • A model that builds confidence that is possible to address succesfully corruption

By addressing corruption through this strategic and practical approach, Local Governments Organizations become:

  • More Effective: doing the right activities
  • More Efficient: doing activities in the right way
  • More Accountable: having systems of control over performances that lead to corrective actions
  • More Transparent: providing complete, clear and understandable information about its activities

See Craiova Romania Case Study

See comparative results and detailed description of anticorruption methodology application in other countries: Albania/Kucova, BiH/Zenica, Croatia/Krizevci and Serbia/Boljevac

Disseminating knowledge through graduate/post-graduate courses in universities

The university professors, trained as A-C Practitioners, improve the content and process of their graduate and post-graduate courses for future or existing public leaders/managers by including the concepts on which the anticorruption methodology relies and the best practices, as well as by using effective learning methodologies.

Exchanging experience/ideas through networking

International conferences/meetings are organized to bring together supply side representatives – the anticorruption practitioners and demand side representatives – their clients, as well as other agencies/donors in order to disseminate best practices at national or international level.

The Meetings took place in Bucharest (2004, 2005), Istanbul (2009), Budapest (2011), Zagreb (2012), Ljubljana (2013), Viena (2014), Tbilisi (2015)

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