Our friends at the World Bank are looking for some help with their Public Accountability Mechanisms (PAM) initiative. (In the interest of full disclosure, the World Bank has funded some of Global Integrity’s projects.)
The World Bank’s Public Accountability Mechanisms (PAM) Initiative aims at creating a set of actionable indicators to monitor transparency and good governance in public sector management. In this phase of the project we are assessing Conflict of Interest legislation and are generating country-specific analyses of the relevant legal frameworks.
We believe that in order to ensure the end product is of the highest quality, the data collected is reliable and our analysis is correct, we must capitalize on outside expertise to provide comments and guidance. Therefore we are looking for conflict of interest experts to review our analysis (in Excel format) for the following countries: Croatia, Guinea, Poland, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Benin , Bolivia, Gambia, Mauritius, Tonga, USA, Vietnam , Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Cambodia, Honduras, Niger, Norway, Palau, Timor-Leste, Bulgaria and Macedonia.
We have carried out a preliminary analysis on Conflict of Interest legislation in these countries. In reviewing it we ask that you pay particular attention to correcting any inaccuracies or misinterpretations of the law that may have occurred. We would also ask you to provide us with information regarding reforms or other developments underway in this area. We do not anticipate that this task should take too long.
Your name, unless you wish otherwise, will be published in the final report and on the website where the products of the PAM Initiative will be posted.
This material is anticipated to be released within a month so interested parties are encouraged to apply ASAP. If you are interested in collaborating on this project please contact: Clara Barnett (email@example.com) or Nodira Murodkhujaeva (firstname.lastname@example.org). Kindly attach your CV to the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
What the work involves
The analysis is constructed around eight categories, which reflect the criteria used for assessing the legal framework governing conflict of interest. For each category, we have analyzed the relevant legislation and provided references to the applicable article(s) as well as a short summary of the provision(s).
We would like you to kindly review the content of the spreadsheet and provide your comments in the space provided.
In particular we ask you to:
1) Assess whether the law(s) cited is (are) the relevant one(s) and, if not, indicate the missing legislation;
2) Evaluate whether our understanding of the relevant legal provisions as it emerges from the summaries is accurate, and if not, provide the right interpretation. Please indicate the legal sources used in your revision; and
3) Indicate any legislative developments affecting conflict of interest which, to the best of your knowledge, are likely to enter into force in the next year.