The project is organized around two main objectives:
- Informing the debate on corruption in Argentina
- Generating consensus-based policy reforms through a Collective Action process
The first objective aims at generating knowledge on institutional, political and business incentives that shape corruption in Argentina, the interaction between formal and informal institutions in specific markets and areas, the cost of corruption to such markets and the mechanisms that may help to prompt actors into action for reform. The project will focus on the following issues: political financing, public procurement, responsibility of legal persons and the role of the legal profession in facilitating corrupt transactions.
Such knowledge will be the basis for shaping consensus-based reform proposals, aimed at shifting the incentives that facilitate corruption. The creation of a multi-stakeholder platform, will guide discussions and build consensus for such proposals. This will constitute the centerpiece of a “principle-based initiative”, aiming at improving the legal framework and advancing policy reforms.
Description of Integrity Partner
Universidad de San Andrés is a non-profit, private, educational institution established in 1989. It aims at building an academic community oriented towards improving Argentina's economic and institutional development. Its unique governance structure creates incentives for fostering this objective based on equal opportunities, intellectual aptitudes and personal merits and efforts. San Andres graduates are, on average, influential members of the government, the business community, the civil society or the academia in Argentina and abroad.
Its program on the Control of Corruption, created in 2007, has successfully conducted several research and policy oriented projects aimed at introducing strategies for asset recovery in high-profile corruption cases.
Fundación Universidad de San Andrés (in Spanish)
This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Source: Project profile provided by the Integrity Partner as at date of funding agreement. For updates kindly refer to the latest Siemens Integrity Initiative Annual Report.