Between September and December 2016 more than 600 local governments in 25 districts of the country have learned how to prevent corruption risks. The trainings were offered by IDIS Viitorul experts, Diana Enachi and Valentin Lozovanu, together with the National Anti-Corruption Center (CNA) representatives, within a project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.
The local authorities were familiar with the laws of integrity and anti-corruption measures. Moreover, participants learned how to develop an integrity plan and how to fill the corruption risks registry.
"The activity was aimed at training local authorities in applying corruption risk management, which, not treated in time, affect the transparency of the decision-making process, quality of public services provided and, ultimately, the quality of governance at the local level”, explained Diana Enachi, IDIS Viitorul expert.
Fighting corruption is a vital area for local government. "It's a new field of activity and importance of these trainings facilitates the work of employees in this field by saving time in carrying out the activities that lately, are not few”, said Tatiana Beschieru, Head of the Section of Public Administration, Nisporeni District Council.
Valentin Lozovanu said that the implementation of anti-corruption measures is an important element for the progress of Moldova in combating the scourge. However, the local authorities are those who can contribute to the decisions they take.
According to the National Anti-corruption Strategy, local councils develop and approve anti-corruption strategies and action plans at the local level, starting from forms of corruption spread in the community.
Trainings were attended by over 600 people, secretaries of local councils, mayors, deputy mayors and responsible for documenting corruption risk, development risk registers and planning activities for their removal.