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An Initial Reflection on Anti-Corruption Policies from the Experience in Latin America

Dec 9, 2013

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).

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