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Anti-Corruption Efforts
in Bangladesh
Anti-Corruption Commission
On 17 February 2004, the bill on the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission of Bangladesh was passed by Parliament. The bill has been underway since September 2003, when it was first introduced (see Media for more information on this).

The next step in the setting up of the IACC is the GoB’s appointment of a selection committee, which is responsible for proposing candidates for the position as commissioners to serve the new agency. This step was taken on 10 May 2004. The commission is therefore expected to be manned within the near future.

This site intends to provide latest updates and host relevant information on the evolution of the IACC of Bangladesh.

Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2004
This is an unofficial office translation by the technical assistance team under ADB TA – BAN 37017. Translation matters still to be resolved are identified by italics. The annotations and recommendations focus on rules, regulations and possible amendments to be considered by the Government of Bangladesh and the Anti-Corruption Commission. [ click here to open the official gazette of the Anti-Corruption Bill (in Bangla) ]

Briefing on The Anti-Corruption Commission (March 15, 2004)



Transparency International
Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2004
[Briefing on the Transparency International's (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index
- Prepared in September 2004 by Governance Team, UNDP/Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2003
Media
Anti-graft body to function in a month: Saifur
(The Daily Star - May 08, 2004)
Govt. can still withdraw any case at will
(The Daily Star - Feb 19, 2004)
Free anti-graft body bill passed after change
(The Daily Star - Feb 18, 2004)
Last minute change dents anti-graft body's independent face
(The Daily Star - Feb 17, 2004)
Without Independent Anti-corruption Commission corruption cannot be stopped
(The Daily Star - Oct 19, 2003)
Independent Anti-Corruption Commission: A toothless tiger in the making?
(The Daily Star - Sep 21, 2003)
Links
International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)
UN Convention Against Corruption 2003
Utstein Anti-Corruption Resource Centre


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