Democratization & Public Accountabillity

National Integrity System

The National Integrity System (NIS) comprises the principle governance institutions in a country that are responsible for the fight against corruption. 

Goals and Objectives: The NIS has been developed and promoted by Transparency International (TI) as part of TI’s holistic approach to combating corruption. While there is no absolute blueprint for an effective anti-corruption system, there is a growing international consensus as to the salient aspects that work best to prevent corruption and promote integrity. The NIS assessment offers an evaluation of the legal basis and the actual performance of institutions relevant to the overall anti-corruption system. These institutions – or ‘pillars’ –comprise the executive, legislature, judiciary, the public sector, the main public watchdog institutions (e.g. supreme audit institution, law enforcement agencies), as well as political parties, the media, civil society and business as the primary social forces which are active in the governance arena.

Team In Charge:  Iman Katergi (Project Cordinator), Hoda Ghosn ( Researcher)

Time Frame: - November 2013 to October 2014 

Expected results:

An assessment that evaluates the effectiveness of Lebanese institutions in preventing and fighting corruption and in fostering transparency and integrity. This assessment should serve as a basis for key stakeholders in Lebanon to advocate for sustainable and effective reform.

An improved understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of Lebanese National Integrity System within the anti-corruption community and beyond.

Momentum generated among key anti-corruption stakeholders in Lebanon for addressing priority areas in the National Integrity System.