G20 ACWG Members Share Good Practices on Public Participation and Anti-Corruption Education

Bali, July 6, 2022 – Delegates of G20 member states and other stakeholdersin the Anti- Corruption Working Group (ACWG) share good practices on public participation and anti-corruption education. The event was carried out in the form of a workshop as part of the first day of the second G20 ACWG meeting on Tuesday (5 July).

All delegates and other stakeholders participated in the workshop, which was divided into two sessions and held in a hybrid format. The first session discussed the approaches and initiatives that have been implemented to improve public participation in anti-corruption programs. The second part of the event was a sharing session for countries to share their experiences in developing the culture of integrity in formal and non-formal education systems.

G20 ACWG Indonesia Chair, Mochamad Hadiyana, suggested G20 members to continue their efforts in increasing the awareness of anti-corruption in young generation. “G20 must provide examples and strengthen the effort to increase anti-corruption awareness in youth and develop the culture of integrity,” Hadiyana said.

On this occasion, Hadiyana introduced various good practices on public particpation and anti-corruption education in Indonesia. Hadiyana continued to explain that the summary of public participation and anti-corruption will be compiled in the Compendium of Good Practices which outlines successful innovation practices and anti-corruption practices of G20 countries.

“We believe the submission (Compendium) will be beneficial, not only for G20 members, but also for non-member countries,” Hadiyana said.

As an effort to enrich global anti-corruption, the second meeting invited several international organizations to share their latest efforts on the issues of public participation and anti- corruption. These organizations were United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Australia’s Department of Finance, Republic of Korea’s Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission, Open Contracting Partnership, Saudi Arabia’s Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA), and China’s Chinese University of Political Science and Law.

Khaled Bubshait from Saudi Arabia’s NAZAHA shared his country’s effort to improve public participation and anti-corruption in their bid to realize their Vision 2030, to be free from corruption. The effort was taken through 3 methods, namely widely distributing anti-corruption publications, protecting community, and empowering people.

Lulua Asaad, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer of UNODC, presented her organization’s practice in improving public participation and anti-corruption education through Global Resource for Anti-Corruption Education and Youth Empowerment (the GRACE Initiative).

Lulua explained that through the GRACE Initiative, her organization aims to improve the capacity of education institutions in primary, secondary, and higher education to teach the values of anti-corruption, integrity, and ethics. They also promote the role of youth as agents of change in corruption prevention through innovation, technology, and social entrepreneurship with a mission to create anti-corruption culture among children and teenagers through education transformation and partnership.

Won Young Jae from the Republic of Korea’s Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission explained the good practice in his institution through the establishment of Public-Private Council for Transparent Society, which is composed of 40 members from different sectors of society including civil society, media, academics, economists, government employees, and occupational associations. The council member has the duty of promoting anti-corruption efforts in their respective environments.

In anti-corruption education, Won explained that his institution actively conducts anti- corruption lectures in universities. In addition, they provide trainings on integrity and anti- corruption for youth aged 19-24 years old for eight weeks.

Ramah Handoko from Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) explained his institution’s effort to instill anti-corruption values in youth through inserting anti-corruption values as subjects in schools and universities. Ramah also explained that KPK provides anti-corruption training for the public through Anti-Corruption Learning Center (ACLC). These efforts are expected to improve anti-corruption awareness in youth.

In line with the spirit of the G20 ACWG meeting, the good practices of these countries are the manifestation of shared commitment and enthusiasm of the G20 member states in continuing the collaboration in corruption eradication. The meeting will continue to discuss other agendas until Friday, July 8, 2022.

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