The function of corruption prevention is under taken by the Prevention Department. The Department is responsible for providing technical and advisory services to public and private sector institutions with the objective of preventing the occurrence of corruption. The Department’s principal functions are as follows:
(a) lead the ACC’s co-ordinating role of Government anti-corruption programmes and activities by developing and facilitating the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Policy and Implemetation Plan aimed at achieving a harmonized and focused anti-corruption fight;
(b) conduct research and surveys to generate baseline information on corruption in order to facilitate the development of appropriate measures for the effective prevention and combating of corruption;
(c) examine the practices and procedures of public and private bodies in order to facilitate the discovery of corrupt practices and secure the revision of methods of work or procedures which may be prone and conducive to corrupt practices;
(d) advise public and private bodies on ways and means of preventing corrupt practices through the revision and implementation of administrative procedures and methods of work compatible with the effective performance of the client body’s duties;
(e) liaison with respective public bodies, develop and implement programmes and activities aimed at enhancing integrity and public service delivery by staff;
(f) maintain a national level data-base on corruption to facilitate decision-making on anti-corruption;
(g) monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of institutional programmes and activities.
The Department also sits on various Standing and Ad hoc Committees to enhance transparency and accountability in the deliver of public services. In this regard the Department is divided into three Units namely: Institutional Advisory; Corruption Prevention Operations, and; Research.