10, May, 2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Effectiveness of International Anticorruption Conventions on Domestic Policy Changes in Latin America

This study evaluates the effectiveness of Transparency International Latin America and Caribbean Department (TI-LAC) Conventions Program’s strategy. This strategy tries to generate a dynamic stimulus for the effective implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the United Nations’ Convention against Corruption in the Americas.

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Over the last five years, the Program has mainly worked to consolidate civil society organizations’ position in the Inter-American System as an interlocutor able to support the implementation of the IACC and participate in its peer review mechanism.  More recently, the Program has supported selected national-level advocacy activities that could have greater impact at the national level.


TI-LAC’s Conventions’ Program has received funding from the Open Society Foundations’ Latin America Program since 2004.  In the last five years, it has invested approximately $686,000.  The notion underlying our support has been that international anticorruption conventions and peer review mechanisms are important elements of a transnational anticorruption strategy that can empower national-level accountability constituencies/civil society groups and, in so doing, activate anticorruption policies in domestic systems. Anticorruption institutions and advocacy, in turn, are concrete ways to promote open society values.


 

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