Advancing Corruption Research: TIB Arranges Training for ACC Officials

Published: 04 October 2023

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) takes a significant stride in the fight against corruption by launching the inaugural "Training on Basic Research Methodology" for ten senior officials of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC). This initiative aims to equip ACC officials with enhanced research skills and empower them with updated knowledge crucial for effectively combating corruption.

The training, held at TIB's Dhaka headquarters, was conducted under the guidance of Muhammad Badiuzzaman, Director of TIB's Research and Policy division. It comprehensively covered key anti-corruption topics, ranging from research methodologies to the essentials of conducting literature reviews. The program also delved into the intricacies of sampling techniques, data quality, and ethical considerations, providing participants with valuable insights into data processing and analysis.

TIB's overarching goal is to ensure that these newfound skills empower ACC officials to conduct data-driven investigations, efficiently gather evidence, identify corruption trends, enhance operational efficiency, uphold transparency and accountability, stay informed about evolving corruption techniques, and, most significantly, foster public trust in their anti-corruption endeavours.

At the conclusion of the training, TIB's Executive Director, Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, underscored the ACC's pivotal role in the ongoing battle against corruption. He reaffirmed TIB's unwavering commitment to strengthening the ACC's capabilities and effectiveness.

Dr. Iftekharuzzaman remarked, "TIB has been a crucial partner in the formation and development of the ACC. We have consistently advocated for enhancing the ACC's effectiveness in its mission to eradicate corruption. This training marks a significant milestone in our collaborative journey, and we remain resolute in our dedication to supporting the ACC in any way necessary."

The training initiative is a testament to the strategic partnership between the ACC and TIB, which goes beyond capacity-building. It encompasses citizen engagement, joint events, knowledge sharing, and cooperative efforts in the fight against corruption, reaffirming both organizations' commitment to building a corruption-free Bangladesh.