International and Regional Cooperation: Transcending Borders in the Fight against Corruption

International and regional cooperation is a powerful tool for effectively addressing the problem of corruption. Corruption is an intricate issue that requires exchanging experiences and good practices between countries. Numerous areas and activities are part of international cooperation, such as corruption monitoring, practice exchange, verifying asset declarations, educational activities to raise public awareness, protection of whistleblowers, conflicts of interest, and many others. Most Western Balkan countries have signed and ratified the main international

conventions against corruption. Yet, their legal frameworks and practices are still not fully harmonised with international standards, which require further reforms in this field. The current policy brief explores the positive impact of international cooperation and support, the challenges that cross-border anti-corruption networks face, and the risks of intransparent distribution of donors’ funds.

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