Government launches anti-corruption initiative
Vietnam Anti-Corruption Initiative Programme 2014 (VACI) was launched in Hanoi on December 9, with the aim of encouraging strategies to minimise corruption and strengthen transparency, integrity and accountability.
VACI 2014, co-organised by the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam the World Bank and various other donors, consists of two parts: an innovation competition and a knowledge exchange, policy and linking forum.
The innovation competition is an open competition whereby the most innovative and feasible proposals will be selected by a judging panel and awarded a start-up grant to assist with implementation..
Knowledge Exchange is a forum for sharing experience and knowledge on the legal framework of anti-corruption and issues related to improving transparency, integrity, and accountability.
All organisations that have legal status can take part in and submit their projects, except for inspection agencies, World Bank agencies, army and police.
Foreign organisations are also welcome to join the program if they coordinate with Vietnamese units.
The organising board will choose the best 20 projects to fund for implementation.
Agencies which won awards at previous competitions are encouraged to participate in the the program or expand their former projects.
Entries should be sent to the VACI organising board by March 21, 2014 at D29 Tran Thai Tong, Cau Giay, Hanoi or email .
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