FSVC works with government institutions, the private sector and civil society to prevent, detect and disrupt corruption. FSVC assists counterparts in enhancing governance by strengthening transparency and accountability mechanisms.
On the government side, FSVC provides technical assistance to Financial Intelligence Units, Anticorruption Commissions and Judicial Authorities to detect, report, investigate and prosecute corruption and financial crimes. In addition, FSVC assists Ministries of Finance, key line ministries and local governments in disclosing budget related information in a timely manner. FSVC also builds the oversight capacity of Parliaments, Supreme Audit Institutions and Ombudsmen.
On the private side, FSVC builds the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) and journalists to monitor, investigate and report on corruption to raise citizens’ awareness on the matter. FSVC also assists commercial banks and reporting entities (e.g., insurance companies, real estate companies, nonprofit organizations, etc.) to strengthen their compliance processes to better detect and report suspicious financial activity.
Key FSVC indicators:
- In Niger, FSVC is implementing a program focused on strengthening government accountability and fostering stronger civil society engagement. As part of this work, FSVC, in partnership with the Anti-Corruption Authority (HALCIA), organized a series of trainings for journalists and CSOs in how to monitor and investigate corruption.
- FSVC implemented a program focused on helping the Government of Tunisia disclose data to the public to increase transparency and accountability. Key results include helping national government institutions publish an annual report on audit activities, and launching Cabrane.com, an e-platform that enables citizens to monitor government expenditures on public projects.
- In Moldova, FSVC provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance and CSOs to strengthen fiscal transparency. As part of this work, FSVC developed a budget transparency web-portal, which was launched in August 2019.