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Brief IDEAS No 16– An assessment of select procurement initiatives in the National Anti Corruption Plan 2019-2023

Brief IDEAS No 16 – An assessment of select procurement initiatives in the National Anti Corruption Plan 2019-2023
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Executive Summary

In response to calls for a more effective plan to address corruption, the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) was launched on January 29th, 2019 by the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) under the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD). The goal of the NACP is to create a corruption-free society governed by the principles of integrity, accountability and transparency. The NACP serves as the primary anti-corruption policy framework for different government agencies and ministries so that they may develop their own Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP).

This brief paper will give an overview of the current procurement regime. Next, the paper will briefly look into cases of corruption, negligence, and non-compliance in procurement. This paper will provide full list of Strategy 3’s 16 initiatives. Due to limitations within this paper, we will attempt to evaluate a few select issues and initiatives within the strategy 3, alongside relevant initiatives from other Strategies. With occasional reference to previous literature on public procurement in Malaysia, this paper will provide a general evaluation of those specific initiatives. This paper then provides a few recommendations to improve these initiatives.

2019-03-14T17:04:05+00:00 14th March 2019|Policy IDEAS|Comments Off on Brief IDEAS No 16– An assessment of select procurement initiatives in the National Anti Corruption Plan 2019-2023