On 3 May 2022, the Anti-Corruption Commission launched the enhanced Asset Declaration System (ADS) with the aim to ease burden on users; improve efficiency in AD administration and management; and facilitate automated and effective verification.
Assets, Income & Liabilities declaration as a public accountability mechanism is gaining prominence worldwide with increasing awareness and growing public outcry against corruption. Article 8 of the UNCAC requires “state parties to consider establishing policies requiring officials to reveal to appropriate authorities their outside activities, employments, investments, assets and substantial gifts or benefits”.
Community Contracting in the Gewogs
On 11 May 2022, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) launched the Anti-Corruption Agencies strengthening initiative: Assessment of Bhutan Anti-Corruption Commission 2021, an assessment carried out by the Transparency International.