The Corruption Perception Index of Armenia Is not Improved
15.10.2014
13:30
Struggle against corruption is not only a function of authorities, it is necessary to create a public demand for fight against corruption. With respect to corruption perception, there has not been a significant change in Armenia although little progress evolved from the application of e-governance system, but the result is still unsatisfactory.

At the Media Center initiated press conference Varuzhan Hoktanyan, Executive Director of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center; and Suren Krmoyan, Deputy Minister at the RA Ministry of Justice, shared thoughts on the corruption cases detected in Armenia, as well as the efficiency of anti-corruption campaign and newly-amended concept for anti-corruption strategies.

Suren Krmoyan said that when developing the new strategic plan the authors considered the past experience, omissions and deficiencies. “In fact we took into account the deficiencies of the previous strategic plan and the recent indices.” Though there has been observed improvement of indices showing that we are on the right path, according to Krmoyan, the previous strategic plan was “too voluminous and ambitious, addressing all areas of public sector management, and as a result, it was impossible to focus on target and risk sectors.”

Varuzhan Hoktanyan believes that with respect to the corruption perception index, Armenia has not recorded a significant improvement. The little improvement is observed only due to the implementation of e-governance system which, however, partially solves the problem of prevention of corruption.

The two previous strategic plans focused on the prevention of the problem, which is not enough, according to Varuzhan Hoktanyan. Evidently, it is vital to punish every corrupt phenomenon. The speakers agreed that in Armenia there is a fairly large community tolerant towards corruption, which can be conditioned by the poor performance of prevention and punishment mechanisms. Suren Krmoyan said that the four main target areas selected for the new program include education, health, police and tax authorities.

Varuzhan Hoktanyan believes that the deficiency of the previous plans was that there was not established such a fully operating institutional system that could change the situation. And if the problem remains unsolved, Hoktanyan doubts that the new strategy will be effective.

 

Photos
Videos
Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
“Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement: Perspectives and Opportunities”
17.10.2017
13:00
On October 13, Armenia-EU comprehensive and expanded partnership agreement was published, initialed earlier this year.The final signing of the document will take place within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Summit scheduled for November in Brussels.
“Sargsyan-Aliyev Geneva Meeting: Assessments and Forecasts”
17.10.2017
11:00
After a pause of a year and a half, the meeting between Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev took place in Geneva on October 16.
“What Reforms will the Penitentiary System Strategy Program 2018-2038 Bring?”
12.10.2017
11:00
October 12, 11:00: A discussion entitled “What Reforms will the Penitentiary System Strategy Program 2018-2038 Bring?” was held at Media Center (Address: 12, Saryan str., 3rd floor).
“1st International Print Biennale in Yerevan”
11.10.2017
12:00
October 11, 12:00: Media Center held a press conference at Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (Address: 1/3, Buzand str.), dedicated to the 1st International Print Biennale in Yerevan.
“Child Protection in the Draft Law on “Prevention of Domestic Violence””
11.10.2017
11:00
October 11, 11:00: A press conference entitled “Child Protection in the Draft Law on “Prevention of Domestic Violence”” was held at Media Center (Address: 12, Saryan str., 3rd floor).
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Today at Media Center
Videos
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events