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National anti-corruption strategy 2019-2022


Introductory text

Four years have passed, since Egypt launched its first national anti-corruption Day strategy and in order to implement its 10 goals, has spared no effort. The efforts of all the units of the state administrative body have been mutually reinforcing with the law enforcement agencies1 in order to operationalize the operational procedures of that strategy. National coordinating/Subsidiary Committee for the Prevention and control of corruption has assumed the task of monitoring the implementation of the Strategy. Its technical Secretariat has also been tasked with monitoring and following up on successful best practices as well as identifying the challenges faced in implementing the strategy in its first version.

The first strategy established the principles of accounting and accountability without any courtesy or distinction; and expressed in its objectives and operational procedures a strong message that the fight against corruption and prevention, is a joint responsibility of all authorities of the State and society, and proclaimed the right of citizens to know the results and efforts made in Implementation and follow-up of the strategy. The United Nations has praised the Egyptian effort in this regard as it has incorporated the first national strategy as one of Egypt’s successful practices in preventing and combating corruption.

Despite the success achieved by the implementation of the first strategy, Egypt is not yet immune to corruption, and the harmful impact of corruption cannot be halted over- night. Even the most advanced states have not been able to completely eliminate this scourge, and we are therefore committed to continuing efforts to achieve better levels of corruption prevention and higher standards of integrity and transparency.

Coordination among the members of the National Coordinating/subsidiary Commit- tee for the Prevention and control of corruption, and the use of experts in the eld of social sciences and Management science, resulted in the development of the basic elements of the second version of the National anti-corruption strategy, which is the general strategic plan of the Egyptian State in this area for the period 2019 to 2022. It was prepared after studying the challenges of 2014-2018 Strategy to avoid them, and after studying many international experiences in ways of combating corruption and deter- mining the most appropriate ways to apply to the Egyptian case.

The Technical Secretariat of the Sub-Coordinating Committee for the Prevention and combating of corruption

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Adoption date


Organized Crime Convention Articles

  • Article 8: Criminalization of corruption
  • Article 9: Measures against corruption
  • Article 29: Training and technical assistance
  • Article 11: Prosecution, adjudication and sanctions

Cross-Cutting Issues

Investigation Procedure

Law Enforcement Measures and Cooperation

• Exchange of information

International Cooperation

Legal Basis

• Multilateral instrument (including regional)
• bilateral treaty or agreement


• Awareness raising
• Role of civil society and private sector
• Legislative measures