Drawing Lessons From The Implementation And Monitoring Of The OAS Convention

Ximenar Salazar, Hugo Maul Figueroa, Moises Herrera Solis, Jorge Garcia-Gonzales, Alejandro Urízar, 12th IACC, Workshop report, Development, Sustainability, Civil Society

Main Issues Covered

 

- Getting to know the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (IACAC) and its Follow-up Mechanism (MESICIC) from different perspectives: government, civil society, intergovernmental organization.

- Lessons learned from the IACAC after its10th anniversary.

-The results of the MESICIC after its first round.

- Challenges for the Second Round of the MESICIC and the IACAC.

- The pilot project: develop a plan of action in four countries to implement the recommendations

- A concrete example of how a national civil society organization can work with its country to measure the implementation of the IACAC.

 

Main Outcomes

 

  • Need for technical expertise at the national level (governments)

  • Need to promote the existence and content of the IACAC and MESICIC within different branches of the government

  • Need to include the MESICIC into the IACAC

  • Need to have a set of indicators to measure implementations of the recommendations that came out of the I Round of the MESICIC.

  • Need to have funding for the MESICIC

  • Challenges for the MESICIC: technical cooperation to support governments to implement the recommendations

  • The participation of the Civil Society is recognized as a key contributor to the MESICIC.

 

Main Outputs

 

- Civil society needs to Work in coalitions with other civil society organizations (private sector, universities.

- Have risk maps and Indicators that measure the implementation of the recommendations of the MESICIC in Guatemala. (This project is actually in curse and it is a very important letter of understanding subscribed between a Coalition of 7 civil society organizations and the government of Guatemala.)

 

Recommendations, Follow-up Actions

 

  • The MESICIC needs to measure if countries are applying the recommendations of the I Round and if the implementation of the recommendations have shown results results.

  • In order to accelerate the MESICIC it would be very useful to include the Visits in Situ for the members of the subgroup of analysis. (each countries is reviewed by a subgroup of two other countries)

  • The technical cooperation in order to support countries in the implementation of the Recommendations in the MESICIC.

  • The technical assistance to the civil society in order to monitoring the implementation of the ICAC.

  • There is a need to work in the area of access to information as a first step to overcome other problems

 

Workshop Highlights (including interesting quotes)

 

  • The OAS (with CIDA and EEUU donation) and the IDB will support the governments in order to implement the recommendations of the MESICIC.

  • Common understanding of the problems that need to be overcome in the next future: financial and technical support, measurement tools to asses the level of implementation, transversal need to promote access to information, share the existence of the IACAC and the MESICIC with branches of governments

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