ACC’s Public Hearing as a Means of Controlling Corruption: Effectiveness, Challenges and Way Forward - Full Report (English)
A public hearing is a multi-stakeholder formal process where aggrieved service recipients raised specific deviances in service delivery provisions that prompt service providers to take corrective measures. Thus, public hearing has become an effective tool to improve service provisions and combat corruption through creating social accountability of service providers. Realizing its efficacy in curbing corruption and improving service provisions, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) started holding public hearing on different public service provisions in December 2014. As of December 2016, it had conducted 35 public hearing across the country - 30 in Upazilas under 29 districts and five in Dhaka Metropolitan City.