Public Integrity and Anticorruption
ICITAP's anticorruption work is designed to increase the accountability of institutions to their citizens and, in turn, to increase citizens' confidence in the integrity of these institutions. ICITAP provides technical assistance and training that improves the capability of government ministries and law enforcement institutions to investigate misconduct and corruption and to implement internal controls that are vital to the professional conduct of those who work in government agencies.
ICITAP's technical assistance and training includes the development of:
Investigative techniques and skills
Investigative processes, policies, and procedures
Witness security and protection programs
Legislative and policy reform
Employee vetting procedures
Electronic wire intercept procedures
Managing informants and cooperating witnesses
ICITAP also provides ethics enforcement and professional responsibility guidance that includes the role of the inspector general, internal affairs, background investigations, and citizen complaint processes. ICITAP's programs help instill professional pride and ethics in law enforcement officers and build the public's confidence that law enforcement officers are well trained and accountable.
Program Partnerships with the MCC and USAID
ICITAP has worked with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development since 2006 to help accomplish the MCC's mission of reducing global poverty through sustainable economic growth. ICITAP's MCC-funded programs in Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Moldova, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan focus on building the countries' capacities to fight corruption. In Malawi, for example, ICITAP fostered the long-term sustainability of an anticorruption program by helping the police create an internal affairs unit. Upon completion of the program, the first commander of the unit—whose primary mission is to investigate allegations of police misconduct—was appointed.