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Transparency International’s National Chapter in Azerbaijan presents the TI Corruption Perceptions Index 2019.
The CPI 2019 ranks countries in terms of the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist in the public sector. The data for the Index is drawn from a range of surveys and assessments of corruption perception organized by influential international institutions. CPI measures perception of corruption in the public sector. The ranking is based on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being very corrupt and 100 being very clean. In 2019 Azerbaijan was ranked 126th among 180 countries with the score of 30.
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The data for CPI is drawn from 13 different sources. These sources measure a number of political, economic and social indicators that can influence efficiency of anti-corruption policies of a country. The data for Azerbaijan is drawn from 7 different sources. Full list of sources is given in Questions and Answers section.
Transparency Azerbaijan calls the government to take measures to broaden the scope of reforms in the sphere of democratic governance and rule of law; to conduct more effective anti-corruption policies in the sectors with high corruption risks, to create enabling environment for the civil society; to improve accountability of public agencies and state enterprises, as well as responsibility of state enterprises that render public services. CPI2019_Report_EN [PRINT] Eastern Europe & Central Asia
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Transparency Azerbaijan calls the government to take measures to broaden the scope of reforms in the sphere of democratic governance and rule of law; to conduct more effective anti-corruption policies in the sectors with high corruption risks, to create enabling environment for the civil society; to improve accountability of public agencies and state enterprises, as well as responsibility of state enterprises that render public services.
Colonel-General Vilayat Eyvazov, Minister of Internal Affairs, has received a delegation led by Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights who visited Azerbaijan
As the Press Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) informed Musavat.com, the Minister welcomed the guests and recalled that the discussions on the measures aimed at protecting human rights and freedoms, improving efficiency of the activities in this field and improvement of the institutional mechanisms held during the meetings with Ms. D. Mijatovic in her previous visits to our country, as the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, were very useful.
The Minister of Internal Affairs who noted that the work in the field of increasing professionalism and vision, application of the international experience is carried out purposefully and systematically also stated that the employees of internal affairs bodies are being sent for the training to the various countries, including the United States of America and European countries, and with seminars, training sessions, and courses are being organized in our country with participation of the experienced international experts. About 3 000 employees of the MIA participated at the human rights events held in our country and abroad in the last 5 years
The guest was informed that e-services are being provided to the population in 28 directions in order to eliminate cases causing corruption offenses, as well as to minimize official-citizen relations.
V.Eyvazov said that the activity of the Ministry’s 102 Call Center and the Safe City service was based on the high principle as a human factor, and other hot lines («902» and «1002») created at MIA, email accounts of the different structural units serve for prompt addressing the appeals made to the Appeal Council, which deals with the complaints of entrepreneurs, and taking immediate actions against unlawful acts from which the citizens suffered.
The Commissioner of the Council of Europe was also informed that the appeals on violations of human and civil rights and freedoms reported by the police officers are promptly and objectively investigated by the relevant office of the Ministry, and the outcomes are reported and the appropriate measures are being taken. 2040 employees have been disciplined during the past 5 years and in the first half of the current year due to the ill treatment of citizens, various offenses, shortly, for violation of the civil rights. Torture or ill-treatment of detained or arrested persons has not been recorded. During this period, 1318 monitoring visits by the international and local human rights organizations in the Temporary Detention Facilities (TDF) of the territorial police authorities took place. All of them have major repair and reconstruction, and TDFs have been equipped with modern video surveillance cameras.
D.Mijatovic expressed her gratitude for reception and detailed information and highly appreciated cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and noted that her main goal during the visit was to render comprehensive assistance in the field of providing human and civil rights and freedoms and to support this process. She expressed hope that the police will continue to actively participate in the democratic reforms carried out in our country at the initiative of the Council of Europe.
A number of other issues were also discussed during the sincere meeting, and the guests’ questions were answered in detail.
A meeting of the Working Group on development of the draft of the new National Action Plan on Promotion of the Open Government was held at the State Migration Service on July 5. Vusal Huseynov, Chief of the AR State Migration Service, representative of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Open Government Partnership Initiative; representative of the Secretariat of the Commission on Combating Corruption; representatives of the state bodies; coordinator and members of the Azerbaijan Open Government Platform, as well as NGO representatives participated at the meeting.
Development of the draft National Action Plan on Promotion of the Open Government, involvement of all the stakeholders in this process, holding public discussions, hearings, public consultations and collection of proposals have been discussed at the meeting and participants exchanged their views.
During the meeting V.Huseynov noted that the AR Commission on Combating Corruption, which controls and coordinates implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP), has already had extensive experience in preparing the National Action Plans in cooperation with NGOs. Previous NAPs were developed with participation of the civil society and the majority of the proposals given were taken into consideration. The International Open Government Partnership Initiative (OGP) standards will be taken into account in development of the new NAP.
Alimammad Nuriyev, Coordinator, Azerbaijan Open Government Platform said that the Platform and the civil society is ready to actively participate in development of the new NAP. The first steps have already been taken and with initiative of the Platform, the Working Group, consisting of CSO representatives, has prepared a «Road Map» for development of the NAP in accordance with the OGP recommendations. Even further, the proposals on the structure and directions of the NAP have been submitted to the AR Commission on Combating Corruption.
A.Nuriyev said that the issues of developing the NAP with participation of the state bodies and ensuring broad participation will be initially discussed at this meeting. Representatives of the civil society organizations who wish to participate in the process will attend the next sessions. The information regarding this has already been published on the webpage of the Platform and its accounts on the social network.
Nurlan Hasanov, representative of the Secretariat of the AR Commission on Combating Corruption, informed that 3 meetings were held on development of the new National Action Plan in 2018 and numerous proposals were made by the state agencies. Further discussions on these proposals will be held at the upcoming meetings. The Commission analyzes the experience of the previous NAP and studies practices of other countries and their NAPs developed within the Open Government Partnership Initiative. The Commission is ready to provide broad participation and information on its part.
During the discussions, A.Nuriyev; Samir Aliyev, OGP expert; Osman Gunduz, head of the Multimedia Center; representatives of the state bodies provided their proposals.
Meetings on development of the new National Action Plan are scheduled for 3 pm every Friday in July-August 2019 at the Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Information on the agenda and the outcomes of each meeting will be published on the www.ogp.org.az website and on the social networks. The Open Government Platform invites all the stakeholders to actively participate in this process.
Baku / 01.07.19 / Turan: On Sunday, June 30, a tender announcement was published in the newspaper Respublika on the purchase of a car Mercedes Benz S350 by the Executive Authority of the Kalbajar region. The post dedicated to this purchase in the social networks by the correspondent of the Turan news agency caused a wide response, as a result of which the head of the executive power of the region Agil Mammadov told the press that he was refusing this purchase.
Chief accountant, member of the tender commission of the Kalbajar District Executive Office Kazim Zamanov told Turan that 55,000 manat was allocated from the state budget for the purchase of a new car by the executive authority; therefore, plans included buying not a new car, but a used one. «Toyota Avalon is the current car of the head of EP purchased in 2008 at a price of 36,000 manat and it is already outdated. As for the brand of the planned car (Mercedes Benz S350), the choice fell on it because of its stability indicators,» K. Zamanov noted.
Turan notes that the tender announcement was illegal because it was not placed in the unified e-procurement registry.
A representative of the Kalbajar District EP said the tender announcement was planned to be placed in the unified e-procurement register today, July 1, but it is likely that the procurement plan will be changed.
The cost of Mercedes Benz S350 ranges from 131,000 to 197,000 US dollars excluding customs clearance costs.
The Kalbajar district has been under the occupation of the Armenian armed forces since April 1993. The apparatus of the Kalbajar district EP is located in the city of Ganja. In the use of the EP there are 4 service cars.