Anticorruption Portal of the Americas

Learn what steps States take to implement effectively the Inter-American Convention against Corruption.


The MESICIC has developed a specific methodology for States to present anticorruption best practices.

Methodology for presenting
best practices

The OAS (MESICIC) encourages States to present their best practices for preventing and combating corruption

In the MESICIC, States describe best practices that contribute to the implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption

Subjects covered by the Inter-American Convention against Corruption

  • Government hiring
  • Standards of conduct to prevent conflict of interest in the public administration
  • Understanding of ethical rules and responsibilities by public servants
  • Equitable remuneration and probity in public service
  • Disclosure of income, assets and liabilities by persons who perform public functions
  • Official duty to report acts of corruption
  • Protection of those who report acts of corruption
  • Rules for the conservation of public resources
  • Government procurement
  • Denial of favorable tax treatment for expenditures made in violation of anticorruption laws
  • Prevention of bribery of domestic and foreign government officials
  • Mechanisms to encourage participation by civil society and nongovernmental organizations in efforts to prevent corruption
  • Criminalization of acts of corruption
  • Criminalization of transnational bribery
  • Criminalization of illicit enrichment
  • Mutual technical cooperation and reciprocal assistance
  • Extradition of those who commit acts of corruption

Find out the anticorruption best practices that have been presented by States to the MESICIC

SECOND HALF 2021

Special session: Experiences, Achievements, and/or Lessons Learned in the use of new information and communication technologies for preventing and combating corruption

Understanding of ethical rules and responsibilities by public servants

Protection of those who report Acts of Corruption

Oversight bodies

To promote and strengthen the development of the mechanisms needed to prevent, detect, punish and eradicate corruption

Mechanisms to encourage participation by civil society and nongovernmental organizations in efforts to prevent corruption

FIRST HALF 2021

Special Session: Preventing and Tackling Corruption during the Pandemic: Experiences, Developments, and Lessons Learned

Jurisdiction

Systems of government hiring and procurement of goods and services

Understanding of ethical rules and responsibilities by public servants

Systems for registering the income, assets and liabilities of persons who perform public functions

Mechanisms to encourage participation by civil society and nongovernmental organizations in efforts to prevent corruption

Oversight bodies

FIRST HALF 2020

Protection for those who report Acts of Corruption

Understanding of ethical rules and responsibilities by public servants

Mutual technical cooperation and reciprocal assistance

Mechanisms to encourage participation by civil society and nongovernmental organizations in efforts to prevent corruption

Prevención del soborno de funcionarios públicos nacionales y extranjeros

Rules for the conservation of public resources

SECOND HALF 2019

To promote and strengthen the development of the mechanisms needed to prevent, detect, punish and eradicate corruption

Criminalization of Acts of Corruption

Mutual technical cooperation and reciprocal assistance

Mechanisms to encourage participation by civil society and nongovernmental organizations in efforts to prevent corruption

Protection of those who report Acts of Corruption

Disclosure of income, assets and liabilities by persons who perform public functions

FIRST HALF 2019

Mutual technical cooperation and reciprocal assistance

Mechanisms to encourage participation by civil society and nongovernmental organizations in efforts to prevent corruption

Prevention of bribery of domestic and foreign government officials

Criminalization of acts of corruption

Official duty to report acts of corruption

Understanding of ethical rules and responsibilities by public servants

SECOND HALF 2018

Government procurement

Mechanisms to encourage participation by civil society and nongovernmental organizations in efforts to prevent corruption

Understanding of ethical rules and responsibilities by public servants

Mutual technical cooperation and reciprocal assistance

Prevention of bribery of domestic and foreign government officials