The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials has achieved the highest results among other Armenian specialized anti-corruption bodies
Within the scopes of the European Union and Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance Program an assessment of “The independence and operational effectiveness of specialized anti-corruption bodies” has been carried out for Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus).
Among Armenian anti-corruption bodies the Anti-Corruption Council, the Special Investigation Service, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials as well as the Prosecutor’s Office have been subject to assessment for the 2017-2018 time period. The Gilardi Index has been used as basis of measurement of the aforementioned bodies’ independence. The operational effectiveness of each of the anti-corruption bodies under evaluation falls into one of the following categories: no or limited effectiveness, basic level of effectiveness, moderate level of effectiveness or high level of effectiveness.
In accordance with the above-mentioned index of independence, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials has obtained 0.87 points out of 1 for its independence as well as a high level of operational effectiveness. This high indicator is compared to the index of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.