Goal 2: Strengthen coalition between and among civil society organisations to fight corruption and promote integrity.
Building upon the coalitions and partnerships we successfully forged with civil society organisations, we will continue to engage in advocacy efforts in sectors regarded as crucial to strengthen Cambodia’s integrity system, including but not limited to:
- Electoral reform
- Access to information
- Open government
- Budget transparency
- Judicial reform
- The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
- Forestry governance and integrity
We will seek to strengthen the capacity of the civil society and various NGO groups in order for them to be able to push for reform more effectively.
Public Financial Management is a key to anti-corruption reform. With this mind, TI Cambodia will work with the CSO Working Group on Budget Transparency to conduct Open Budget Survey, participate in the national annual budget preparation, raise public awareness of budget transparency and public financial management and engage the government to promote transparency in national budget management as well as disclose information of the national budget.
Open Government Partnership
Attempts to make the government more transparent and accountable are not new to the CSOs and the government. However, further action with a concrete platform is needed in order to fully achieve it. In this regard, TI Cambodia will work with all relevant stakeholders to support the government to become a member of Open Government Partnership, a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and strengthen good governance.
Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI)
Although increasing transparency within extractive industries is a very challenging area of work, we believe that trying to improve the overall integrity and transparency of this sector will eventually increase the government’s revenue through tax and fee collection. Together with relevant partners, we will work with the existing EITI working group to advocate for transparency in this sector.