Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP)
In 2019, the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) was launched with the aim of building a corrupt-free nation that upholds transparency and accountability. In March 2019, the Prime Minister’s Directive No. 1, entitled “Re-inforcing Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption in the Malaysian Government Administration – Implementing the National Anti-Corruption Plan” was issued.
The essence of NACP is put through an Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP). An OACP is a document that addresses challenges in governance, corruption and integrity issues. This initiative is directed to the public sector. The approach is getting the traction of the private sectors and is seen as a way of raising their business defences against corrupt practices.
The OACP outlines the problem statement(s), approaches and programmes relevant to all aspects in improving the plan such as task implementation and service delivery.
The key components of a successful OACP include:
- Approval from the top;
- Analysis of soft data, hard data – corruption issues and level of integrity;
- Identification of corruption risks;
- Determination of priority areas and scenario-planning; and
- Strategies, Action Plan and Mechanism for Monitoring and Evaluation.
Organisations implementing OACP will be able to develop a long term, comprehensive and systematic plan to address current and future issues related to governance and integrity.