An Initial Reflection on Anti-Corruption Policies from the Experience in Latin America
This publication focuses on the experiences of Argentina, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador and Mexico, in the design and implementation of anti-corruption policies. It examines the progress of policy processes and actions in all five cases, the regulatory context, characteristics, stakeholders and major challenges.
The document is a milestone, not only because it is a first attempt to systematize experiences of anti-corruption policies and the role of prevention bodies in Latin America, but also because it is the product of a joint and collaborative work between national preventive institutions, civil society organizations and international organizations. The study connects anti-corruption policies with the UN Convention Against Corruption and will serve to continue to strengthen national anti-corruption policies.
This initiative is a joint effort between the Regional Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-UNODC for Central America and the Caribbean and UNDP's Democratic Governance/Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean. It is the result of the Regional Workshop: From the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) to Anti-Corruption Policies in Latin America, held in Panama in 2012.
This document was made possible through the support of the Global Thematic Programme on Anti-Corruption for Development Effectiveness (PACDE), and through them the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).