Seventeen officials from the General Prosecutor´s office, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Finance, and the Parliament of Turkmenistan strengthened their knowledge of corruption proofing draft legislation in a training course held from 4 to 6 December 2023 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) organized the training in co-operation with the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat.
“The OSCE is determined to continue supporting efforts of the authorities of Turkmenistan in preventing and combating corruption,” said Kurban Babayev, Project Officer at OCEEA. “This training aims to share knowledge with and build capacities of government officials to enhance legal frameworks and strengthen anti-corruption expertise.”
The training programme extensively covered the critical aspects of corruption proofing of draft legislation, encompassing its fundamental concepts and principles. The theoretical sessions were dedicated to the evaluation of draft laws, the perception of both public and private interests, and a thorough examination of legislative provisions. Participants looked into how deficiencies in wording and the absence of preventive mechanisms can open loopholes for corruption. The training also included practical exercises, addressing challenges encountered during anti-corruption investigations, and emphasizing effective strategies for corruption prevention. It concluded with hands-on preparation for anti-corruption expert assessments, ensuring that officials are equipped with practical skills to actively contribute to the prevention of corruption in Turkmenistan, particularly within the regulatory framework domain.
This course is part of OSCE’s ongoing initiatives aimed at enhancing good governance in the region. The OSCE is committed to continually strengthening the capacities of Turkmenistan’s national authorities to both prevent and combat corruption. Addressing corruption remains integral to the OSCE’s comprehensive security approach and is a key focus area for OCEEA. ///OSCE, 6 December 2023