The Annual Review Meeting of the Capacity Development programme of the Inspectorate system in Vietnam (POSCIS) which is supported by Sweden, Denmark , the Netherlands and Canada was held in HCMC recently.
The meeting gathered Inspectors from the Government Inspectorate and Inspectorate offices of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Binh Duong, Kien Giang, Khanh Hoa, Ha Tinh and of course HCMC, to share good results and lessons learnt from the project implementation so far.
Deputy Head of the Swedish Embassy, Maria Selin, stated in her speech, on behalf of the Development Partners, that the work carried out within the programme is crucial to the fight against corruption. She encouraged the programme partners to keep up the work on transparency and preventative anti-corruption measures.
The POSCIS programme could report on many good results for improving professionalism in the Inpectorate sector which also had been verified in surveys of the public. Surveys indicate that people notice an improved transparency and are gaining confidence in the Inspection – and the number of complaints and denunciations is reducing.
HCMC could show that efforts to improve staff capacity and competence by finding ways to transparently recruit the right people for the right job – and also actively increase the number of female staff, had resulted in a strong increase in female inspectors – and of women in leading positions. Half of the 8 inspections offices were now headed by women. This is an important achievement in sector usually dominated by men.
Deputy Inspector General Mr Trần Đức Lượng concluded that Inspection has improved, confidence has increased and complaints have reduced thanks to the strategic push that POSCIS has entailed.