Public Access to the Online Platform of the Lima Commitment Follow-up and Implementation Mechanism and its Database of Good Practices and Regional Capacities
The Summits Secretariat announces public access to the online platform of the Lima Commitment Follow-up and Implementation Mechanism, which tracks progress on mandates under the Commitment
The Heads of State and Government of the Western Hemisphere adopted by consensus the Lima Commitment: Democratic Governance in the face of Corruption in the framework of the Eighth Summit of the Americas held in Lima, Peru in April 2018. The Lima Commitment consists of 57 concrete measures or mandates to prevent and combat corruption in the Americas.
Following the adoption of the Lima Commitment in November 2018, under the leadership of the Government of Peru, as Chair of the Summits Process, the States adopted the Mechanism for Follow-up and Implementation of the Lima Commitment at the sixth regular meeting of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG).
The purpose of the Mechanism is to: (i) record the progress made by each participating state and by the entities of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG), including the OAS, in fulfilling the Lima Commitment; (ii) promote the sharing of best practices, technical skills, and measures designed to strengthen prevention of and the fight corruption in the Hemisphere; and (iii) identify possibilities and resources for cooperation among the States and between them and the entities of the JSWG.
Progress in the fulfillment of the Lima Commitment by States and the entities of the JSWG, including the competent OAS bodies, is tracked via the Mechanism’s online platform, which includes monitoring or process indicators based on each mandate in the Lima Commitment.
To date, 17 States and 9 JSWG entities have registered their progress on the Mechanism’s online platform. In addition to progress by mandate, among other things, the platform provides information on best practices shared by States and on the technical assistance needs of States for each mandate under the Lima Commitment.
In addition to the Mechanism’s online platform, its Database of Good Practices and Regional Capacities to prevent and combat corruption is now also now publicly accessible. The objective of this instrument is to systematically present information on good practices provided by the participating States, as well the institutional offering of cooperation by the JSWG entities in this area. This information is being leveraged to promote cooperation initiatives and strengthen synergies among States, JSWG entities, civil society organizations, and social actors in the Summits process.
Online platform of the Mechanism for Follow-up and Implementation of the Lima Commitment:
Database of Good Practices and Regional Capacities to Prevent and Combat Corruption: http://www.viiicumbreperu.org/bancobuenaspracticas/