Assistance in preventing and fighting corruption

Project description

Title: Assistance in preventing and fighting corruption (KPK)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Indonesia
Lead executing agency: Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)
Overall term: 2007 to 2016

Indonesia. Anti-corruption campaign. © GIZ
Context
Corruption permeates almost all areas of state action in Indonesia and is hampering the country's economic, democratic and social development. In 2003, the Indonesian Government set up the national Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) with a broad mandate for investigation, prosecution, corruption prevention, coordination, supervision and monitoring. KPK has demonstrated a steady and impressive success record ever since.

Despite a high degree of professionalism and a considerable increase in human resources (currently 1,100 staff members), KPK is not yet having a sufficient influence on other state institutions. Especially in connection with corruption prevention measures KPK needs to adopt a more systematic approach and to coordinate its activities better with other government and civil society actors.

While some donors primarily support the prosecution of corruption, cooperation between Indonesia and Germany focuses on prevention. The project supports KPK in developing a national integrity system (NIS) and implementing a strategy designed to prevent corruption. This mainly involves setting up an Anti-Corruption Clearing House (ACCH), a radio and video station, an Anti-Corruption Learning Centre (ACLC) and a Monitoring Centre for Prevention (MCP).

Objective
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) successfully implements preventive measures against corruption.

Indonesia. Launch of the KPK information booth at Taman Pintar, Yogyakarta. © GIZ

Approach
The project comprises four areas of activity:
  1. Implementing the internal corruption prevention strategy
    The project is helping KPK to manage and evaluate the implementation and development of the internal strategies more effectively in future with the assistance of the Monitoring Centre for Prevention.
  2. Using corruption prevention products
    The Anti-Corruption Clearing House (ACCH), a web-based platform for disseminating information and data on corruption, is linked with other actors.
  3. Implementing the national integrity system
    KPK has been commissioned to develop and implement a national integrity system (NIS). The project is assisting KPK in drafting the NIS and in implementing [Rev.1] the system in the public and private sector. 
  4. Establishing an Anti-Corruption Learning Centre (ACLC)
    The project is assisting KPK in developing the concept; it is also providing support on content and organisational aspects of developing skills and resources and building capacity.
Results

Cases of corruption can be reported online using KPK's anonymous whistleblower system. This option has been very well received by the public and has proved to be an effective instrument in investigating cases of corruption. Fourteen national institutions have already adopted the system; it is also becoming increasingly widespread at a decentralised level.

Declarations of assets by office holders can be accessed via the ACCH portal, facilitating monitoring of candidates for parliamentary and government office by civil society and the media. It is now standard routine for candidates to submit declarations of assets to KPK before they are elected or appointed and for these declarations to be published online. In addition, universities in particular use the ACCH portal for teaching about anti-corruption issues. The content and technical aspects of the website have been brought up to date, and it now registers over 50,000 hits a month.

Indonesia. Launch of the ACLC Bus (mobile classroom). © GIZ

Contact

Doris Becker
doris.becker@giz.de