Focal Point: Serghei Ostaf, Executive Director
Mission and vision
CReDO promotes human rights and functioning of democratic institutions. CReDO provides the public and decision-makers with evidence for the best policy choices and advocates for their effective accomplishment.
General description of the CSO work in the anti-corruption area
In the period of 2014-2015, CReDO established itself as an influential organization in terms of lobbying and advocating for anticorruption and justice policies and reforms. CReDO has held the chairmanship of the Moldova Anticorruption Alliance (ACA) since 2014, with a consecutive mandate until 2016. The ACA is a network of 22 organizations active in preventing and combating corruption. The Alliance takes public positions on corruption cases and asks the National Integrity Commission (NIC), the National Anticorruption Center (NAC) and other law enforcement bodies to look into the cases. In 2015 this platform of NGOs had over 300 media appearances, 19 public calls addressed to public authorities, 30 petitions/complaints, at least 22 policy proposals and legal expertise, as well as a range of press conferences, studies, etc. The Alliance was one of the most active promoters of the so-called anti-corruption public integrity package which has finally been approved.
Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the UNCAC
- Monitoring the implementation of the UNCAC
- Preparing an alternative report for the Moldova country review
- Lobbying and advocacy since 2013 to build a system of public and private integrity, for example the promotion of several packages of laws.
Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the review mechanism of the UNCAC
CReDO put some efforts into promoting more transparency and inclusiveness for the UNCAC review process, and proposed the direct participation in the review mechanism of Moldova.Iit is also preparing an alternative report.
If you or someone from your organization has participated in a workshop on UNCAC and its review mechanism organized by UNODC/ UNCAC Coalition, please indicate who, when and where
Olga Bitca, Vienna, Austria, September 2016