12 October 2011

Corruption Perception Survey Team Takes the Field

East Timor Legal News 12 Oct 2011 Source: East Timor Government Anti-Corruption Commission 9 October 2011 For Immediate Release Dili. “This is the first real chance the Timorese people have had to tell someone their concerns about corruption,” said CAC Commissioner Adérito Soares at the Saturday morning event. The event, held at CAC offices, signified the official start of the first corruption perception survey for Timor-Leste.

“There have been many papers written, but only few on corruption. But there has been no data – no real information – until now. We will have real information directly from the Timorese about corruption. This is an important step for our country.”

Nine contract survey teams will spread across the country over the next three weeks. The teams will visit households and obtain information on a wide variety of information related to the Timorese thought about corruption. The results will be published in a summary report that will be presented by CAC on December 9, International Anti Corruption Day.

“We will carry out this survey for at least three consecutive years,” said Commissioner Soares. “The results will be used by our teams to develop focused strategies to help the Timorese people in their fight against corruption.” Commissioner Soares also thanked USAID for providing the assistances for conducting the survey. -END

Contact: Deputy Commissioner Jose Neves
Rua Sergio Víeira de Melo, Farrol Díli, Timor Leste Telp (+670) 3331329/3331382,
E-mail : cac_tl@yahoo.com

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