SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
Hanoi, May 12, 2009
PROMULGATING THE NATIONAL STRATEGY AGAINST CORRUPTION UP TO 2020
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the November 29, 2005 Law Against Corruption;
Pursuant to Resolution No. 04-NQ/TW of August 21, 2006, of the Xth Party Central Committee's third plenum, on enhancement of the Party leadership of corruption and waste prevention and control;
Pursuant to the Government's Resolution No. 27/2008/NQ-CP of November 28, 2008; At the proposal of the Inspector General.
Article 1. To promulgate the National Strategy Against Corruption up to 2020.
Article 2. This Resolution takes effect on June 1, 2009.
Article 3. Ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, heads of government-attached agencies, the director of the Office of the Central Steering Committee Against Corruption, presidents of People's Committees of provinces and centrally run cities, and heads of concerned agencies, organizations and units shall implement this Resolution.
ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT
Nguyen Tan Dung
AGAINST CORRUPTION UP TO 2020
(Promulgated together with the Government's Resolution No. 21/NQ-CP of May 12, 2009)
I. CONTEXT OF PROMULGATION OF THE STRATEGY
For more than 20 years of renewal, the country has achieved tremendous achievements in all aspects. Achievements from the renewal of the political system and economic administration mechanism, administrative and judicial reforms, improvement of the legal system and international integration have created a significant premise for the fulfillment of socio-economic development targets and construction of a law -governed socialist state of the people, by the people and for the people. Nevertheless, together with these achievements, the country's renewal cause is facing many threats, including corruption.
Profoundly aware of the harm of corruption, the Party has adopted many resolutions promulgating guidelines, policies and solutions against corruption, especially the Resolution of the Xth Party Central Committee's third plenum on enhancement of the Party leadership of corruption and waste prevention and control t Resolution No. 04-NQ/TW of August 21, 2006). The Law Against Corruption has also been promulgated providing an important legal basis for corruption prevention and control. Vietnam has also actively participated in international and regional initiatives to contribute to the international community's common efforts in fighting corruption. The implementation of the above guidelines, policies and solutions has brought about initial important results which have been supported by the public and the international community.
Yet. the corruption situation remains complicated in many areas, especially in land management and use. construction investment, equitization of state enterprises and management and use of state capital and assets, causing adverse consequences in many aspects, eroding people's confidence in the Party's leadership and the State's management, posing risks of conflicts of interests and social resistance and widening the rich-poor gap. Corruption becomes a big obstacle to the success of the renewal cause and the Party's fighting capacity and threatens the existence of the regime.
This situation is mainly attributed to the incompleteness of the system of policies and laws; the strengthening of agencies and organizations in the political system fails to keep pace with socioeconomic development; a segment of cadres and civil servants lacks professionalism and sense of self-improvement and practice of political thoughts, ethics and lifestyle; the implementation of anti-corruption policies and solutions set over the past years fails to meet requirements and its effectiveness remains low, especially the absence of an overall and long-term program and plan against corruption.
In the years to come, the transformation of the administration mechanism, construction of technical infrastructure, urbanization, reorganization and transformation of state enterprises and development of real estate, capital, science and technology and labor markets will create new conditions for sophisticated and complicated development of corruption. At the same time, deep and wide international integration will also create opportunities for the emergence of corruption cases on a larger scale which are more difficult to detect and handle due to involvement of foreign individuals and organizations.