The UNODC-INEGI Center of Excellence supports the development of international standards for measuring corruption

On October 17 and 18 UNODC  — through its Research and Trend Analysis Branch — the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), and the UNODC-INEGI Center of Excellence (CoE), held a meeting to discuss the measurement of corruption. More than 25 experts from institutions such as the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Transparency International, United Nations System agencies, National Statistical Offices, and universities were present. The sessions were held in a hybrid format, with participants present in Vienna, Austria, and the rest online.

The group met to follow up on resolution 8/10 of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). It requested UNODC to develop an international statistical framework for measuring corruption, based on objective methodologies and reliable data sources, with a variety of approaches. The aim of UNODC’s work is to contribute to the efforts of Member States to strengthen their public policies to combat corruption at all levels.

In the coming months, UNODC will develop a Statistical Framework for the Measurement of Corruption following the mandate contained in the Political Declaration of the Special Session of the General Assembly on Corruption held in 2021. This Statistical Framework will be sent to the United Nations Statistical Commission to seek its feedback and approval.