Civil Society Parallel Reports

The UNCAC Coalition offers technical as well as limited financial support to civil society organisations (CSOs) that want to become involved in and contribute to the UNCAC implementation review process in their respective country.

In particular, the Coalition supports CSOs in:

  • producing a parallel civil society report, covering all or selected articles of the second cycle of UNCAC reviews, which deal with chapters II (preventive measures) and V (asset recovery),
  • producing a follow-up report on the implementation of the first review cycle,
  • making other forms of contributions to the implementation review process.

Find more information on our support to CSOs here.

Civil society review reports

The Terms of Reference for the UNCAC Review Mechanism call for a review mechanism that is “transparent, efficient, non-intrusive, inclusive and impartial.” In paragraph 28 they state that:

The State party under review shall endeavour to prepare its responses to the comprehensive self-assessment checklist through broad consultations at the national level with all relevant stakeholders, including the private sector, individuals and groups outside the public sector.

In paragraph 30 they state that:

States parties are encouraged to facilitate engagement with all relevant national stakeholders in the course of a country visit.

The extent to which governments respond to this encouragement is left to their own discretion, however. This has been the subject of civil society advocacy.

Many civil society organisations have taken advantage of the opportunity offered by the UNCAC review mechanism to produce their own parallel civil society review reports. These reports evaluate the transparency and inclusiveness of the country review process and country compliance with UNCAC standards.

Second (ongoing) UNCAC Review Cycle (2015-2024)

Year 1 of the second review cycle (2015 – 2016)

Year 2 of the second review cycle (2016 – 2017)

Zimbabwe Full Report (March 2021) Report in Shona

Report in Ndebele

North Macedonia Full Report (May 2019)
Palestine Full Report (2018)

Year 3 of the second review cycle (2017 – 2018)

Argentina Full Report (August 2021) Original Report in Spanish
Benin Full Report (May 2021) Original Report in French
Armenia Full Report (March 2021) Report in Armenian
United Kingdom Full Report (June 2018)
Moldova Full Report

Year 4 of the second review cycle (2018-2019)

Papua New Guinea Full Report (July 2021)
Costa Rica Full Report (June 2021) Original Report in Spanish

Year 5 of the second review cycle (2019-2020)

Madagascar Full Report (August 2021) Original Report in French
Ecuador Full Report (April 2021) Original Report in Spanish

First UNCAC Review Cycle (2010-2015)

Year 1 of the first review cycle (2010 – 2011)

Argentina Executive Summary Full Report
Bangladesh Executive Summary Full Report
Brazil Executive Summary Full Report
Bulgaria Executive Summary Full Report Report in Bulgarian
Chile Executive Summary Full Report
Lithuania Executive Summary Full Report Report in Lithuanian
Mongolia Executive Summary Full Report
Morocco Executive Summary Full Report
Peru Executive Summary Full Report Report in Spanish
Ukraine Executive Summary Full Report Report in Ukrainian
USA Executive Summary Full Report
Zambia Executive Summary Full Report
Overview Report Executive Summary Full Report Report in French
Report in Spanish

Year 2 of the first review cycle (2011 – 2012)

Colombia Executive Summary Full Report
Nicaragua Executive Summary Full Report
Panama Executive Summary Full Report
Papua New Guinea Executive Summary Full Report
Philippines Executive Summary Full Report
Portugal Executive Summary Full Report
Russia Executive Summary Full Report in Russian
United Kingdom Executive Summary Full Report
Vietnam Executive Summary Full Report
Zimbabwe Executive Summary Full Report
Uruguay Executive Summary
Overview Report Full Report Report in French
Report in Spanish

Year 3 of the first review cycle (2012 – 2013)

Armenia Executive Summary Full Report
Canada Executive Summary Full Report
Hungary Executive Summary Full Report
Tunisia Full Report Report in Arabic
Report in French
Overview Report Executive Summary Full Report

Year 4 of the first review cycle (2013–2014)

Guatemala Executive Summary Full Report
Haiti Full Report
Nepal Executive Summary Full Report (Gap Analysis)
Turkey Executive Summary Full Report

Year 5 of the first review cycle (2014-2015)

Poland Full Report Report in Polish

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