Measuring Corruption in Haiti: The Center of Excellence supports Haiti’s ULCC to develop the country’s first corruption survey

From 14 to 15 May 2019, the Centre of Excellence for Statistical Information on Government, Public Security, Victimization and Justice UNODC-INEGI, together with the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) received representatives of the Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics (IHSI) and the Anti-Corruption Unit (ULCC) of the Government of Haiti.

The Center of Excellence organized a workshop to strengthen  the capacity-building and exchange of experiences so that Haitian representatives could prepare for the implementation of a Corruption Measurement Survey for Households, Businesses, NGOs and government officials in Haiti.

During the visit, the methodological tools and good practices for generating crime and criminal justice statistics promoted by UNODC at the national and global levels were reviewed. Among the topics discussed were the Sustainable Development Objectives and the UNODC Manual on Corruption Surveys, as well as the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), a tool for improving administrative records, including household and business surveys. In turn, representatives of the Haitian government shared Haiti’s experiences in the process of generating crime statistics.

During a joint session with INEGI, the Statistical Information Subsystem of Government, Public Security and Justice for the measurement of corruption in Mexico was presented and work practices and recommendations were shared by each institution. The Center shared with the participants the defined stages of the implementation process of a Probabilistic Corruption and/or Victimization Survey, from the planning stage to the dissemination of the results.

At the end of the workshop, proposals were made to define the steps to be followed in the preparation and implementation of a Corruption Measurement Survey in Haiti.

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