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The Dialogue is within the scope of the Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP), funded by the European Union. It involved a panel discussion which focussed on issues related to existing or planned policies, programmes and strategies that can improve the accountability levels of public officials and institutions.
It sought to engage, educate and empower the citizenry to actively participate in the governance process by contributing to a reduction in corruption, improvement in accountability and compliance to the rule of law, and better environmental governance.
Ambassador Acconcia, said the EU is pleased with the measures taken by the government in reforming a certain number of offices and public procedures aimed at raising transparency and accountability.
" To mention few, the past cleaning of payrolls, the process of setting a national ID, the new clearing procedures at ports, the digitalisation of several public services, etc. These measures can save monies from the public purse that could be used to finance public goods, such as health, education or social protection".
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