The Specialized Working Group on the Fight against Transnational Corruption presents to the supreme audit institutions’ community and national and international entities with a mandate to promote public integrity, transparency, citizen participation, open government, and other with similar functions; the Manual of Good Practices in the Fight against Corruption in its Spanish, Portuguese, English and French versions.
This document includes the prevention, detection and corruption initiatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) that are part of the Working Group, which focus on: a) strengthening internal control through the application of international standards and the issuance of national regulations on the matter; b) the consolidation of ethical frameworks so that SAIs become benchmarks of integrity in the public sector; c) the promotion of diverse mechanisms of citizen participation with incidence in processes of control and evaluation of public policies; and, d) use of technology to improve the publicity of audit reports, control of sworn statements and public tenders.
In addition, SAIs also have emerging cases to improve inter-agency cooperation and with civil society, as well as investigation processes in cases of illicit enrichment. These success stories could become new schemes to be promoted within the OLACEFS framework so that in the future they constitute standardized good practices in the region.
It should be noted that the manual was written by the SAIs of Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. On the other hand, the manual received relevant feedback from international organizations and entities. In this way, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) developed in the first part of this document a regional analysis of the international legal instruments and the resolutions that States must follow within the framework of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, clarifying the activities that concern SAIs.
Likewise, the Italian Court of Accounts acted as external reviewer of the document, pointing out the importance of carrying out a biannual publication of good practices that allow progress towards the definition of common procedures based on the initiatives identified.
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