Campaign Anti Bribes

Project completed

The project objective was to change a still widespread culture of paying bribes for accelerating services with agents of the Ministry of Administration and Interior (MAI) by focusing on MAI agents and the public. A public campaign on prevention of corruption was standing in the center of the planned activites. The project was part of the thematic fund security in Romania. Further information about this fund can be found among the additional information on the very bottom of this page.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Romania
Enhanced security and safety
Combating corruption and organised crime
01.04.2012 - 15.06.2014
CHF 160'000
Target groups

Staff of the Ministry of Administration and Interior
Public in general

Activities
  • A baseline study of the culture of paying bribes for services
  • Elaborating a public campaign to prevent and change this bureaucrat corruption culture
  • Elaborate an impact study to measure the achievement reached by the campaign. The strategy will also target three “vulnerable groups”: the under 30 years old, the families with modest revenues and the police
Results

Achieved results:  

  • Two representative surveys completed (Survey Participation: 1.130)
  • Information campaign: 45.000 posters, 20.000 flyers, 10.000 brochures, video clip produced and broadcasted via 10 broadcasting networks
  • Campaign evaluated: About one third of the population has been reached by the campaign, increase of triúst in AGD by 6%, increase of indictments of MoIA staff by 50%, 89% increase of calls to the AGD green line during the campaign
  • No Swiss Partner Institution has been involved

 


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector


Other partners

Intermediary Body: Consortium TCTeamconsult, Geneva; Executing Agency: Anticorruption General Directorate (AGD)

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   160'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   159'793
Project phases Phase 22 01.10.2017 - 31.08.2019   (Completed) Phase 21 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2018   (Completed) Phase 20 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2019   (Completed) Phase 19 02.05.2016 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 18 01.09.2014 - 30.06.2017   (Completed) Phase 17 14.11.2014 - 31.08.2018   (Completed) Phase 16 01.02.2014 - 31.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 15 01.09.2014 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 14 01.03.2013 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 13 01.03.2013 - 30.11.2015   (Completed) Phase 12 01.11.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 11 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2013   (Completed) Phase 10 01.04.2012 - 30.06.2017   (Completed)

Phase 9 01.04.2012 - 15.06.2014   (Completed)

Phase 8 01.03.2012 - 31.03.2018   (Completed) Phase 7 01.03.2012 - 31.08.2013   (Completed) Phase 6 01.03.2012 - 15.11.2014   (Completed) Phase 5 01.03.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 4 01.03.2012 - 30.09.2019   (Completed) Phase 3 01.03.2012 - 30.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)