A study visit of the NABU detectives to Singapore took place on 25-29 of April. Detectives learned about the work of the Singapore General Prosecutor office and trained to identify potential corruption risks in public procurement procedures. They also learned about the “3-E approach” to controlling corruption: effective laws, effective anti-corruption agencies, effective punishment.
The study visit was made possible due to agreements between Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, the acting Director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau of Singapore and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau of Singapore was created in 1952. Its functions include investigating the officials' malpractice and violations showing evidence of corruption and monitoring performance of government agencies in order to avert conditions leading to corruption-related activities.
Today Singapore is among the countries with the lowest corruption level and the most attractive environment for doing business. The country was ranked 8th in the 2015 Corruption Perception Index.
Photo credit: Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Singapore