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ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT ANTI-CORRUPTION NETWORK FOR EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA ISTANBUL ANTI-CORRUPTION ACTION PLAN

Third Round of Monitoring

AZERBAIJAN

Monitoring Report

The report was adopted at the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan plenary meeting on 25 September 2013 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris.

Contents Executive Summary...................................................................................................................... 3 Anti-corruption policy ........................................................................................................................ 3 Country Background Information ............................................................................................... 10 1. Anti-Corruption Policy ............................................................................................................ 14 Political Will to Fight Corruption and Anti-Corruption Policy Documents ....................................... 14 Public Participation, Awareness Raising and Education ................................................................... 21 Specialized anti-corruption policy and coordination bodies ............................................................ 25 2. Criminalisation of Corruption.................................................................................................. 28 3. Prevention of Corruption ........................................................................................................ 55 Integrity in the public service............................................................................................................ 55 Transparency and discretion in public administration ..................................................................... 61 Public Financial Control and Audit .................................................................................................... 64 Corruption in Public Procurement .................................................................................................... 70 Access to Information ....................................................................................................................... 75 Political Corruption ........................................................................................................................... 78 Corruption in the judiciary ................................................................................................................ 81 Integrity in the private sector ........................................................................................................... 86 Summary Table .......................................................................................................................... 88 Annex. Extacts from Legislation .................................................................................................. 90

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Executive Summary This report analyses progress made by Azerbaijan in carrying out anti-corruption reforms and implementing recommendations received under the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan since the second monitoring round in 2010. The report also analyses recent developments and provides new recommendations in three areas: anti-corruption policy and institutions, criminalisation and prevention of corruption. Anti-corruption policy Since 2010, some legal and institutional developments have taken place and some practical measures were taken in Azerbaijan, which seem to have positive effect and demonstrate willingness to fight corruption. Such measures include the development of electronic services and facilitation of access to public services, in in particular creation of ASAN centres - State Service for Social Innovations and Service to Citizens in 2012. A number of laws incorporating international anticorruption standards into the national legislation were adopted, for example, on liability of legal persons for corruption. Capacity of the s