PGO - Partners for Transparency

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OVERVIEW

The Partners for Transparency Activity (PfT) leverages local stakeholders’ expertise, engagement, and unique positions of influence to promote a culture of transparency and accountability. The activity promotes local-level civic participation; strengthens local partner capacity; and advances national-level government transparency and accountability initiatives. The activity also engages a broad range of public and private sector counterparts, including Transparencia por Colombia, Foro Nacional por Colombia, Los Andes University, and La Silla Vacia media group.  The activity works in the departments of Bolivar, Cauca, Cordoba, Tolima, Sucre and Valle del Cauca, and it runs from August 2020 to August 2025.

COMPONENTS

ADVANCING TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVES

PfT advocates for public sector transparency and accountability.  The activity also supports national level agencies, like the National Public Procurement Agency and the National Planning Department, in implementing transparency-related regulations, procedures, and international commitments. 

FACILITATING CIVIC COLLABORATION

PfT promotes communication and collaboration between civil society and local government administrations to advance the development, implementation, and monitoring of transparency-related policies and open data initiatives. 

STRENGTHENING GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS 

PfT works with Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office, Comptroller General’s Office, and Inspector’s General’s Office to enhance prevention, detection, prosecution, and sanctioning of corruption. 

PROMOTING A CULTURE OF TRANSPARENCY

PfT promotes a culture of transparency, accountability, and a greater social sanction of corruption through innovative approaches and the use of strategic communications.  

STRENGTHENING LOCAL PARTNER CAPACITY 

PfT provides technical assistance to a broad range of local partners, like media, academia and civil society organizations, to increase their capacity, sustainability, and internal accountability and transparency practices. 

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Provided recommendations to improve Law 341 of 2020;
  • Helped La Silla Vacía publish nine stories and academic articles on corruption;
  • Supported La Silla Vacía to develop an online course and award 200 scholarships to journalists; 
  • Developed a training module for the Citizen School for Integration and Anti-Corruption called "Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Corruption";
  • Conducted an Open Government diagnosis in the activity’s 18 municipalities and used this diagnosis to provide local governments with actionable recommendations;
  • Developed a methodology to study corruption reporting conditions in municipalities and shared this the methodology with regional Anticorruption Legal Advisory Centers (ALAC); and
  • Conducted territorial and socioeconomic analyses in the activity’s 18 municipalities, enabling strategic partnerships between civil society, public institutions, and the activity’s target interventions.
Contact Information
Juan Echeverry

E-mail: Juan_Echeverry@dai.com

Last updated: October 05, 2021

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