Within the framework of the International Anti-Corruption Day, the Transparency and Anti-Corruption Project of UNODC Paraguay and the UNODC-INEGI Center of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice organized the first worldwide training for the implementation of the “Manual on Corruption Surveys, Methodological guidelines on the measurement of bribery and other forms of corruption through sample surveys”.
From 11 to 13 December, representatives of different national institutions of the criminal justice system met at the facilities of the General Procurator’s Office from Paraguay with the aim of strengthening their capacities to implement a national survey on corruption in 2019. With nearly 20 participants, the workshop was attended by the General Directorate of Statistics, Surveys and Censuses, the National Observatory of Security and Citizen Coexistence of the Ministry of the Interior, the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Anti-Corruption Secretariat.
Attendees learned about the international framework for combating corruption, the country’s responsibilities for reporting progress on ODS indicators related to this phenomenon, and the specificities on the entire process of developing, conducting and analyzing a probabilistic sample survey, with special emphasis on international techniques and recommendations to address the issue of corruption, bribery and other related behaviors. Together, the participants agreed to develop a work plan for the future implementation of a national survey, a process that UNODC will support in a timely manner from the very beginning of 2019.