24 anti-corruption initiatives awarded

(VOV) - The Vietnam Anti-corruption Initiative Program 2013 (VACI 2013) on June 24 awarded the top 24 initiatives to support their implementation in the community.

Winning projects in VACI 2013 are the best among 130 entries submitted by various agencies and organizations, including socio-political organizations, non-governmental organisations, universities, private sector, and local authorities.

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VACI 2013 winners receive awards (Photo: World Bank)

They are selected from 40 shortlisted proposals to the final round.  Each winning project will receive a grant up to VND300 million to be undertaken in different localities across the country over 12 months. 

VACI 2013 is co-organized by the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam (GI), the World Bank (WB) and co-sponsored by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Irish Aid, the Swedish Embassy, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID-UK).

VACI 2013 aims to seek and support the implementation of initiatives for more transparency, integrity and accountability and less corruption. 

The first VACI (in 2011) under the theme “Strengthening public integrity and law implementation for effective anti-corruption” was designed based on the success of the Vietnam Innovation Day 2009. VACI 2011 supported 34 projects and they have successfully implemented.