Corruption is one of the burning issue and impediments for the prevalence of democracy, good governance and sustainable development in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government is aware of the severity of consequences of corruption and regarded it as a compulsive necessity to prevent it. In response to this the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commissions (EACC) emerged as anticorruption authority for the struggle to create a corruption-free society. Over the years however, the fight against corruption seems not to have achieved the desirable results. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to investigate the role of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commissions in combating corruption in Ethiopia taking the Amhara National Regional State Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission as a case. The study employed qualitative case study design based on primary and secondary data sources. Interviewees, document analysis and focused group discussion have employed through purposive and available sampling techniques. The data collected are analyzed using thematic analysis. The study revealed that, the role of ANRSEACC in combating corruption is found to be ineffective because of different constraints and limitation of effectiveness parameters and other challenges. The strategies it has used to address its constraints and challenges is also inadequate and not research based.
Keywords: Anti-Corruption Commission, Corruption, Effectiveness