Published On: Mon, Apr 15th, 2013

Transparency International To Visit Curaçao To Discuss Research To Date

Transparency InternationalBERLIN, Germany (TI) -- Transparency International (TI), the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, will visit Curaçao from 22 to 26 April as part of its effort to conduct National Integrity System assessment on the island.

The assessment, which started in mid-2012, is looking at all the main institutions in Curaçao and evaluating the underlying causes of corruption. The purpose of the research is to identify risk factors that foster corruption as well as to provide recommendations for medium and longer term solutions mitigating those risks.

The research is lead by a local team who carries it out through dialogue with key stakeholders from across core bodies of the public and private sectors as well as civil society. As part of the National Integrity System assessment’s consultative methodology, Transparency International is organising Key Stakeholders Workshops and Information Sessions at the end of April.

During these meetings, the preliminary research to date will be discussed and shared with stakeholders for feedback with the aim of creating consensus around institutional reforms needed in the areas of anti-corruption, transparency and good governance. “Dialogue with stakeholders is a must in order to address the issues and challenges experienced by local actors and citizens who are affected by institutional weaknesses and who could benefit most from stronger institutions,” said Alejandro Salas, Transparency International’s Regional Director for the Americas.

The final report will be put together following this consultative process and based on input from across the political, social and economic spectrum. It will be published in June 2013.

Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.

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