A Graduation Ceremony to award Cambridge Certificates to the Offices of the Inspectors General (OIGs)
On March 23rd 2014, A graduation ceremony was held to award Cambridge Certificates to distinguished trainees from the Offices of the Inspectors General (OIGs) in Iraq as part of the UNDP Iraq project, "Providing technical assistance to the offices of inspectors general in Iraq".
His Excellency, Judge Alaa Jawad, Chairman of the Commission of Integrity, and on behalf of the Chairman of the Joint Anti-Corruption Council, delivered a speech and inaugurated the ceremony at the at Al-Rachid Hotel in Baghdad. This event was the culmination of a Training of Trainers programme conducted for 231 employees from the OIGs, 197 of which obtained high grades based on substantive knowledge, character, presence, and commitment.
Capacity building is a key part of skills enhancement programme for OIGs to perform their functions effectively, efficiently, and in a sustainable manner. In line with this approach, a general training is also currently being conducted for 1229 staff from all the OIGs in the fields of audit, inspection, administrative investigation, and performance evaluation, this training will run throughout 2014 and the first two quarters of 2015.
The importance of OIGs stems from their preventive function to control acts of corruption, waste of resources, fraud and abuse of power. These offices also play a pivotal role in contributing to the performance improvement of relevant governmental authorities by providing necessary recommendations and creating a fair and efficient working environment to raise the level of integrity and accountability while reducing opportunities for corruption.
United Nations Development Programme in Iraq