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ACIP Programme Enhances Support to the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) for Measuring Effectiveness and Efficiency of Customs Operations to Monitor Integrity

21 九月 2023

On 11- 15 September 2023, under the aegis of the WCO Anti-Corruption & Integrity Promotion (A-CIP) Programme, WCO Experts met with Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) officials in Arusha, Tanzania, to support the monitoring and implementation of integrity initiatives in the area of Customs operations in line with the Revised Arusha Declaration.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Mathew Ruangisa Dismas, the TRA Acting Regional Manager, highlighted the importance of measuring Customs operations effectively to ensure, promote and monitor integrity. In this regard, he referred to the progress made  in the development  of the WCO Performance Measurement Mechanism (PMM) and the importance of its  application while reviewing and finalizing the indicators for the TRA Anti-Corruption Action Plan.

In view of  the establishment of an evidence-based performance measurement system in line with the PMM, TRA officials revisited and reflected on the methodology to develop and finalize the indicators for measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs operations to monitor integrity. The active discussions tied the lessons learned to specific targets and indicators to be addressed in the updated Anti-Corruption Action Plan of the TRA.

While benefiting from a  sustainable partnership with the A-CIP Programme, the  TRA has been at the forefront in applying the WCO PMM and improving its performance in reporting mechanisms for corruption misconduct and malpractice, disciplinary compliance  and maturity of anti-corruption and integrity preventive measures to achieve  an advanced level of integrity.

The WCO A-CIP Programme  currently supports more than 20 countries in five WCO regions, with funding from Norad and Canada.

For more information, please, contact capacity.building@wcoomd.org.