The Technical Secretariat of the MESICIC has created a
technical assistance program to support States Parties in the creation of a
national Plan of Action to implement the recommendations formulated by the
Committee of Experts. The Plan of Action, which is created with the full
participation of the public sector and civil society, identifies the necessary
activities to implement the recommendations, the agencies responsible for
implementation, estimated time-frame and cost to do so, and indicators to
measure the advances in implementation.
Canada, the United States
and Spain have financially contributed to the development of this technical
In order to coordinate the creation and distribution of the
Plan of Action, the OAS General Secretariat, through its Department of
Legal Cooperation of its Secretariat for Legal Affairs, signs a
Memorandum of Understanding with the executing agency designated by the
respective State Party to the MESICIC.
A qualified national consultant is selected who writes the
initial draft Plan of Action.
A national workshop shop is then held in which the various
branches of government, oversight bodies, and representatives from civil
society, international organizations and cooperation agencies participate.
The input from the workshop participants is reflected in the final version of
the Plan of Action.
Both the state and the OAS General Secretariat publish the
Plan, and the advances in its implementation are reported within the framework
of the MESICIC, as required in the MESICIC Committee of Expertsí Rules of
The final result is a
national Plan of Action which constitutes not only an advance for the particular
state, but also an important tool in the common cause among the MESICIC member
states to fight corruption