This report focuses on nine countries in the region that now participate in the OECD initiative known as the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan, namely: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Examples from other countries in the region are also presented to give a broader perspective for the analysis. The report is based on the results of the fourth round of monitoring of the Action Plan.
It updates the information from the 2013-2015 report which summarised the results of the third round of monitoring.
Countries in Eastern Europe and central Asia have introduced a number of new important anti-corruption reforms in recent years. However, corruption continues to remain high in the region. This series of reports identify progress achieved as well as remaining challenges which require further action by countries.
These reports analyse three broad areas of anti-corruption work: anti-corruption policies and institutions; criminalisation of corruption and ensuring enforcement; and, measures to prevent corruption in public administration and in the business sector. The analysis is illustrated by examples of good practice from various countries and comparative cross-country data.
Countries reviewed – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.