Significantly reducing corruption and bribery in all its forms is necessary for the advancement of inclusive and peaceful societies. To achieve this, it is essential to have quality statistical information for decision-making. To this end, the workshop “Statistical Information for the Design of State Anti-Corruption Policies” was held in Mexico City on 10 and 11 April.
The workshop, jointly organized by the Executive Secretariat of the National Anti-Corruption System (SESNA), the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico (INEGI) and the Center of Excellence for Statistical Information on Government, Public Security, Victimization and Justice UNODC-INEGI (CdE), was attended by 83 representatives from 22 states of the republic.
During the sessions, attendees became familiar with the official data that INEGI collects through its Surveys and Censuses related to corruption and transparency in the country. National and international instruments relating to the collection, analysis and systematization of data on this subject were reviewed, and practical exercises were developed to discuss how this information can be relevant to the development, monitoring and evaluation of State Anti-Corruption Policies.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, through the CdE, actively participated in the event, both in organizing and promoting this type of exercise for measuring corruption on the international agenda.