Several agencies in Serbia specifically work on anti-corruption; however, the main responsibilities in fighting and preventing corruption are shared by Serbia’s Anti-corruption Agency, the Anti-corruption Council and the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime.

Serbia’s Anti-corruption Agency is a dedicated corruption prevention body established as an autonomous and independent body. It coordinates national anti-corruption strategy and has a range of other preventive functions, including integrity plans in public administration and control of financing of political parties. The Anti-corruption Agency is accountable to the Serbian National Assembly, to which it reports annually on the operations of the Agency, as well as on the status of the implementation of the National Anti-corruption Strategy and the Action Plans. The new Law on Prevention of Corruption from 2019 significantly expanded the competence of the Anti-Corruption Agency, its independence and financial autonomy.

The main investigative and prosecutorial body dealing with corruption cases is the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime. The Anti-corruption Council acts as an advisory body to the government. Its mission is to propose measures to be taken in order to fight corruption effectively, to monitor their implementation, and to make proposals for regulations and programs in this area.

The Commission for Protection of Right in the Public Procurement Procedure provides checks and balances over the regularity of the public procurement process. The Special Department for Organized Crime within High Court in Belgrade has been established to deal with crimes committed by organized criminal groups, including corruption-related crimes.

Other anti-corruption bodies include: Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection (the Commissioner), the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering Internal Affairs Sector within the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, State Audit Institution, Public Procurement Office and the Directorate for State Property.

Corruption Perception Index
by Transparency International:
39/100 (2019)
   
Government Effectiveness (from -2,5 to +2,5),
World Governance Indicators by World Bank:
+0,02 (2019)
   
Control of Corruption (from -2,5 to +2,5),
World Governance Indicators by World Bank:
-0,45 (2019)
   
Index of Economic Freedom
by Heritage Foundation:
66/100 (2020)
   
Corruption (1=best, 7=worst),
Nations in Transit by Freedom House:
4.5 (2020)
   
Democracy Score (1=best, 7=worst),
Nations in Transit by Freedom House:
3.96 (2020)
   
GRECO
Second Interim Compliance Report of the 4th Evaluation Round
Issued: March 2022