Effective measures to combat corruption in focus at OSCE Border Management Staff College workshop



OSCE Border Management Staff College’s graduate Virginia Moraru representing Moldova’s Anticorruption Center delivers training session on types of corruption. Dushanbe, 15 July 2014 (OSCE BMSC/Farhodjon Nabiyulloev)

DUSHANBE, 18 July 2014 – Strategies and approaches to prevent and combat corruption were in focus at a five-day workshop that concluded at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe today.

During the training participants discussed international and national procedures to tackle corruption within the anti-corruption, border, customs, and law enforcement agencies. The course familiarized participants with good practices used to design and implement anti-corruption strategies. Specific modules focused on identifying the types of corruption, risk assessment, preventative strategies and investigative skills. In the course of the training, the role of international and regional organizations in combating corruption was reviewed and discussed.

“This capacity-building initiative provides practical tools to help states strengthen their integrity, transparency, and accountability and reduce the risk of corruption in the security sector,” said Henryk Raczkowski, Director at the OSCE Border Management Staff College. “The training provides states with practical tools and tailored support to make security institutions more effective and provide value to taxpayers.”

Virginia Moraru, Senior Inspector at the National Anti-corruption Centre of the Republic of Moldova said: “Awareness and further promotion of mechanisms for strengthening the integrity of the Border Services as a whole, and each member of their staff becomes more effective only through training and exchange of experience. Our course provided a good opportunity for discussing the efficiency of integrity-strengthening mechanisms, implementation challenges as well as existing solutions, which lead to a significant improvement of measures taken to combat corruption.”

The OSCE Border Management Staff College works to enrich the pool of experts in border security and management agencies in the OSCE area by enhancing the capacities of national trainers. The anti-corruption training has proven that there is momentum in this initiative and more and more BMSC graduates are returning to the College as instructors.