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Through request of the Haitian Government, the OAS has proposed the Project of the OAS|RILCH in which objectives are to enforce the capacities of the relevant institutional actors of Haiti, including the civil society, to prevent and fight against the corruption in Haiti.

The Project for Institutional Strengthening in the Fight against Corruption in Haiti (RILCH - its acronym in French) was the materialization of the request for support made by the Government of Haiti to the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) to strengthen anti-corruption infrastructure in the country.

In 2019, the Government of Haiti requested support and technical assistance to combat corruption. The OAS proposed institutional strengthening by improving existing institutional anti-corruption systems and processes, in close coordination with Haitian institutions.

During OAS/RILCH’s execution, its aim was to ensure that officials of these institutions attained the capacities necessary to prevent and combat corruption on an ongoing basis.

Another OAS/RILCH contribution was the formulation of draft legal and institutional reforms to improve how corruption and impunity were addressed in the country.

The OAS/RILCH mandate also included support for the government’s plans for better use of information and telecommunication technologies in the context of its e-government policy, including open data, in combating corruption.

The final project objective was to build capacities among civil society organizations to monitor the anti-corruption efforts of government institutions that combat corruption in the country.

The OAS/RILCH execution period was four years, and it should be noted that the project was autonomous and independent, in both political and financial terms. It did not report to the Government of Haiti. It was funded through international cooperation contributions.

Its background was the experience of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) and the International Commission against Impunity in El Salvador (CICIES).

  • Strengthen the legal frameworks and institutions that are part of the public sector and judiciary system.
  • Strengthening the capacity of the Haitian institutions in order to prevent and fight against the corruption.
  • Improve the capacity of the Central Financial Information Unit (UCREF), Anti-Corruption Unit (ULCC) and the Judiciary to investigate and send to trial crimes of corruption and financial crimes. 
  • Strengthening the capacity of the social society organizations compromised with the anticorruption efforts of the OAS in Haiti, in order to monitor the progress of the fight against the corruption.
  • Strengthen the capacity of the Haitian government and the civil society organizations to prevent the corruption, including the reception of the humanitarian help.
  • Elaborate and present the new legislation, legal reforms or another preventive measurement to enforce the fight against the corruption at the public sector.
  • Design and implement a training program for the Central Financial Information Unit (UCREF), Anti-Corruption Unit (ULCC) and the Supreme Audit Institution, (CSCCA) and the Judiciary.
  • Examine and update the study plans of the programs of the Law faculties of the Local Universities in order to better address the fight against the corruption.
  • Create and implement a methodology to evaluate the acquired knowledge of the Haitian magistrates during the training workshops.
  • Elaborate manuals of proceedings for the investigation integrated teams.
  • Provide technical support through the expert team to investigate and pursue financial and corruption crimes.
  • Elaborate Projects of protocols for good practices in the investigation and pursue of financial and corruption crimes.
  • Identify relevant actors of the civil society organizations and organize periodic meetings in order to encourage the participation of the civil society in the fights against the corruption in Haiti. Organize training workshops for the civil society organizations about useful instruments for the fight against the corruption.
  • Design, create and keep updating a website to divulge information with the general public.
  • Implement tmechanisms for the civil society to innovate with open access data for the fight against the corruption.
  • Elaborate and present to the national authorities a protocol to implement proceedings and anticorruption policies on site in case of emergencies.
  • Publish a group of governmental data in open access format as a result of the implementation of the Inter-American Open Data Program to Combat Corruption (PIDA).
More Results
18 officials from the Anti-Corruption Unit in Haiti trained
15 officers from Haiti's Central Financial Intelligence Unit trained.
Beneficiary Countries
Ana María Calderón Boy
General Coordinator, OEA|RILCH
Neyre Rodríguez Moreno
Security Chief
Strategic Partners