Under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority's intention to promote and consolidate the principles of integrity, transparency, accountability and good governance practices in government and government related entities in order to enhance the emirate's position and ensure the health of its financial and economic systems, ADAA has launched the "Wajib" platform (vrp.adaa.gov.ae) through which confidential reports of financial and administrative corruption instances that come under the jurisdiction of the Authority can be made.
The Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority is the body that is ultimately responsible for promoting the honourable principles of accountability, transparency and integrity across all Abu Dhabi government entities, and institutions or companies, whether local or international, in which the Abu Dhabi government has a vested interest of over 25%.
The reports can be submitted through the platform by anyone who witnesses unlawful or damaging practices that undermine the integrity of the government, including employees, customers and suppliers of or to government related entities in Abu Dhabi.
The Wajib platform is accessible and easy to use, and has been designed to be inclusive for all members of society, conforming with rules and regulations in terms of protecting anyone who witnesses and reports wrongdoing in efforts to support national actions against corruption.
The platform is also specifically designed to maintain the highest levels of privacy and confidentiality of all reported data, as well as personal information of individuals who come forward with information that reveals any violations or instances of corruption.
The Wajib initiative is part of ADAA’s vision of engaging the community in the process of reporting financial or administrative violations wherever they may occur, to achieve the goal of promoting principles of accountability, transparency and integrity in Abu Dhabi, strengthening the management of Abu Dhabi's financial resources, and maintaining the provision of the best services for the benefit of current and future generations.
The project to ease the process of reporting wrongdoing comes under the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority’s vision of enhancing transparency, integrity and accountability within all financial and administrative interactions to protect the nation and its financial aptitude from any form of corruption. This objective is being pursued by ADAA through the three key principles that underpin a structure of integrity in combating financial and administrative corruption: impartiality, independence and operational integrity.
The Wajib platform is an impartial step towards having a healthier financial system, giving every member of the community a voice to report any financial or administrative violations, acts of financial corruption or indiscretions, with the aim of safeguarding public funds and resources. The platform, in collaboration with relevant authorities, provides substantial protection measures that ensure the confidentiality of all informants’ information, in accordance with the laws and regulations currently in place, or as may be amended at any future time.
One of the most stand-out aspects of the new platform’s success will be the ability for each and every member of the community to contribute to fiscal security by reporting any financial or administrative violations and corruption in entities under the authority of the Abu Dhabi government. This anti-corruption collective initiative, launched by ADAA, falls directly in the field of public interest and contributes to maintaining the precious financial resources of Abu Dhabi.
After confidential reports are received and reviewed, the person who submitted the complaint will be contacted to authenticate the details of the incident, and he or she will be asked to give some personal information and verify their identity by entering a code sent to their private mobile number, which will have been registered on the platform during the complaint process.
ADAA is calling on all members of society to participate by reporting any financial or administrative violations, indiscretions or acts of corruption that they witness or are subjected to, without hesitation, through the platform, which is the official channel for submitting reports.
A financially and administratively independent body working directly under the authority of the office of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA) is responsible for promoting the valued principles of accountability, transparency and integrity across Abu Dhabi government departments, employees and society in general. ADAA has a mandate to ensure that public resources and funds are managed, collected and expended efficiently, effectively and economically, safeguarding them for future generations.