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The Draft Action Plan, prepared by a Costa Rican expert in anti-corruption and transparency issues, evaluates the level of implementation of the recommendations formulated by the MESICIC during the First, Second, and Third Rounds of Review. These recommendations are wide in scope, as the cover a wide range of topics, such as institutional measures for protection of corruption whistleblowers; standards for the prevention of conflicts of interest; the hiring of public servants and the procurement of works, goods and services by the State; and systems for disseminating public information in order to spread a culture of transparency and stimulate civil society participation in the fight against corruption. The Plan of Action program is critical for ensuring that the recommendations formulated during the MESICIC meetings go beyond agreements, and into concrete actions for their implementation.
In his opening remarks, the First Vice-President of the Republic, Alfio
Piven Mesen, made reference to the importance of the Plan for combating
corruption. He went on to encourage the participants to do everything
possible to enrich the Plan, in order for it to serve as a useful tool
for Costa Rica to use to combat this scourge.
Edition N° 43 - November 2010
The Mechanism For Follow-up on the
Implementation of the Inter-American
Convention against Corruption, known as MESICIC for its Spanish acronym, is a tool to
support the development of the Inter-American
Convention against Corruption through
cooperation between States Parties.
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