Advancing Comprehensive Anti-Corruption Reforms in Armenia
October 2, 2023
Public & State controlled institutions of higher education, Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status), Nonprofits (without 501(c)(3) status), Private institutions of higher education
In support of the goals and objectives of U.S. Embassy Yerevans Integrated Country Strategy (ICS), this project will contribute to strengthening Armenias ability to prevent, fight and reduce corruption through increased transparency and accountability of governing institutions and increased public confidence in and perception of government anti-corruption efforts.Through a series of integrated interventions, this program seeks to build the capacity of law enforcement and justice sector actors to combat corruption and increase confidence in the ability of the criminal justice system to hold the appropriate persons accountable. The approach recognizes past efforts by both INL and other donors, and seeks to advance this assistance, through technical expertise, training and technology that builds sustainable local capacity to operate effectively.This will be done by strengthening the capacity of Armenias anti-corruption investigative, prosecutorial, and judicial institutions as well as establishing stronger anti-corruption legislation and national polices allowing Armenias government to prosecute corruption cases more effectively. The project also aims to improve the capacity, impartiality, and independence of Armenias law enforcement bodies, investigative agencies, and judiciary. Recognizing that persons wrongfully convicted on weak evidence undermines the rule of law and public trust in institutions, particularly the criminal justice system, this project also seeks to understand how to improve the quality of evidence in criminal cases.A rapid response mechanism will help deliver shorter-term project requests and provide host-country partners with critical subject matter expertise for emerging and priority issues.