The OSCE again conducts trainings on the topic of combating corruption. Turkmenistan goes down in the ratings

On June 23-24, Ashgabat hosted an online seminar organized by the OSCE on the topic of preventing and combating bribery and corruption.

The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of National Security, the Central Bank, the Prosecutor General's Office, the State Customs Service, the UIET and other government agencies, banks and non-governmental structures, the OSCE Center in Ashgabat reports .

International experts from Latvia and Ukraine acquainted the participants with the directions, goals and documents of the OSCE anti-corruption activities. Experts presented best practices on developing internal anti-corruption systems of institutions and introducing innovative digital tools to prevent and fight corruption.

“ Corruption is one of the biggest threats to security and stability and a big obstacle to the implementation of good governance principles,” said Ivana Markovich-Boskovic , Head of the Economic and Environmental Department at the OSCE Center in Ashgabat .

“Measures that help fight and prevent corruption in both the public and private sectors should be actively encouraged by all of us,” Markovic-Boskovic added.

It should be noted that the OSCE regularly holds seminars for Turkmen officials on combating corruption.

One of the last such workshops was organized in October and was also led by experts from Latvia and Ukraine. “ Corruption is a key threat to good governance , democratic processes, economic stability and fair business practices,” John MacGregor , head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat, said at the time .

In 2018, in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, Turkmenistan received 20 points and ranked 161 out of 180. In 2019, Turkmenistan worsened its position by four points and, gaining 19 points, ranked 165 out of 180. In 2020, the country also ranked 165 out of 180 - and it was the worst figure in the region.

In 2021, Turkmenistan, like last year, scored 19 points. However, if in 2021 the country ranked 165th, this time it dropped to 169th place due to the fact that neighbors on the list improved their positions.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan