The AZPAC project started on 30 September 2007 and will last 24 months. The project is supported by the USAID and implemented by the Council of Europe. In recent years, the government of Azerbaijan undertook a number of important steps in the fight against corruption. The country ratified the Council of Europe’s Criminal and Civil Law Conventions against Corruption in 2004, and joined the Council’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) in June 2004.

Despite these steps, corruption remains a serious concern for the people of Azerbaijan The authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan acknowledged that corruption is a priority issue requiring comprehensive and serious countermeasures this project will assist Azerbaijan’s anti-corruption efforts based on the following components:

  • Support the improvement of the strategic anti-corruption framework in line with GRECO recommendations; 
  • Support the improvement of the draft laws/amendments to domestic legislation elaborated in cooperation with relevant partner institutions and benchmarking against international standards in the fight against corruption and efficient implementation of the relevant legislative framework; 
  • Support the establishment of a network and system to prevent the use of the financial system for money laundering and terrorism financing purposes and enable the authorities of Azerbaijan to cooperate nationally and internationally in fighting money laundering and terrorism financing in accordance with European and international standards; 
  • Enhance the capacities for the prevention of corruption through micro-system studies and through institutionalizing efficient management of ethics’ provisions and conflict of interest in the public service; 

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AZPAC Project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development

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Evaluation report available

1 October 2009 Strasbourg

Following the closure of the AZPAC Project on 30 September 2009, the Project Evaluation Report is now available. The evaluation was carried out and the report was prepared by the independent evaluator Mr Tilman Hoppe. Report

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Study visit for members of the Financial Monitoring Service (Prague 14-15 and Podgorica 17-18 September 2009)

8 September 2009 Strasbourg

Within the framework of the AZPAC project a study visit took place between 14 and 18 September 2009 with the participation of the members of the newly established Financial Monitoring Service of Azerbaijan and the Secretariat of the Council of Europe. The study visit, which aimed at exchanging...

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Micro-systems studies completed

25 May 2009 Strasbourg

The micro-systems studies conducted with the Ministry of Tax, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education have been completed. The reports prepared by the Council of Europe experts have been sent to the Commission on Combating Corruption and the above-mentioned ministries for comments. Once...

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