The Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru organized the Annual International Conference for Integrity – CAII 2019, which took place on December 2 and 3, 2019, with the theme “Detecting Corruption: Tools and Strategies for Action.” The event featured keynote speeches, panels and forums on the topics of corruption detection, open data, analytics, information systems, intelligence, big data analytics, science and technology, transnational collaboration, anti-bribery legislation, SDGs and Agenda 2030, among others.
Exhibitors from different countries shared and exchanged their main advances, findings and experiences in the use of cutting-edge technological tools as a means of optimizing the exercise of government control. Likewise, heads and representatives of the SAIs of OLACEFS participated in the different topics; the Comptroller General of the Republic of Colombia, Dr. Carlos Córdoba Larrarte, participated in the Panel “Interoperability, Predictive Analytics and Intelligence Systems to Detect Risks of Corruption;” the Secretary General of the Comptroller General of the State of Ecuador, Dr. Valentina Zárate Montalvo in the Panel “Transnational Collaboration: Transparency to Strengthen the Detection of Capital Flows from Corruption,” and the General Comptroller of the Republic of Paraguay, Dr. Camilo Benítez Aldana, was part of the Forum “Anti-bribery Laws: Lessons from their Application in Latin America.”
In addition, among the special guests of the CAII 2019 were the Auditors General of the Nation of Argentina, María Graciela de la Rosa and Juan Ignacio Forlón; the Auditor General of Belize, Dorothy Ann Bradley; the Deputy Comptroller General of Bolivia, Patricia Arandia; the President of the Court of Accounts of El Salvador, Carmen Elena Rivas; the Comptroller General of Accounts of Guatemala, Edwin Salazar; the Chief Justice of the Court of Accounts of Honduras, Roy Pineda and Judge José Juan Pineda; the Plenary Member of the Chamber of Accounts of the Dominican Republic, Félix Álvarez; and the Minister of the Court of Accounts of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Álvaro Ezcurra.
The event was also attended by the President of OLACEFS and Comptroller General of the Republic of Peru, Econ. Nelson Shack Yalta, who argued that the most pernicious effect of corruption and functional misconduct is the distrust of the population towards its authorities, which is tremendously dangerous for the stability of a constitutional rule of law, in addition to affecting the potential capacity of growth of its economy.
During the two days of the event, CAII 2019 had 2,000 participants, about 50 experts specialized in the use of information technologies to detect and combat corruption, and 20 international delegations were present.