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Bid to combat corruption

Nazaha, KISR ink deal

KUWAIT CITY, March 23: The Public Authority for Combating Corruption, Nazaha, has signed an agreement with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), according to which the institute will conduct a study on ‘indicators and questionnaires for Kuwait’s strategy to enhance integrity and combat corruption’, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Deputy Secretary-General for the Prevention Sector at Nazaha, Eng. Abrar Al-Hammad, said in a press statement this project is considered the second project signed with the KISR and comes as one of the steps for implementing Kuwait’s strategy to enhance integrity and combating corruption.

The sources pointed out that it is based on building indicators to measure the implementation of the initiatives contained in the strategy, and opinion polls that measure various topics such as the extent of private sector’s confidence in the business environment in general, the extent of satisfaction of users of public services and the ease of obtaining them without intermediation or bribery.

Al-Hammad added, “The project also deals with the extent to which citizens and residents benefit from the awareness programs carried out by Nazaha to enhance the concepts of integrity and awareness of the dangers of corruption and ways to combat it and the citizen’s role in combating corruption, in addition to the extent of public confidence in the whistleblower protection system.” She indicated the project also lists the most important public services provided by ministries and government agencies to citizens and residents, and identifies areas where corruption occurs and identifies which groups are most vulnerable to corruption risks, stressing at the same time the importance of joint cooperation that the authority pursues with government agencies, whether our partners in implementing a special strategy or all government agencies in order to support the implementation of all strategic initiatives and mechanisms to measure their progress.

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