Since 2002, our chapter in Mexico has implemented pacts in over 100 contracts worth US$ 30 billion. It has also emphasised the use of independent monitors, dubbed ‘social witnesses’, and since 2004 the country’s Public Administration Authority has made social witnesses mandatory for public contracts above a certain threshold.
In 2013, Transparency International's partner in Honduras exposed massive corruption in the purchase, sales and distribution of medicines to state hospitals that was endangering the lives of untold numbers of Hondurans. As a result, an Integrity Pact was signed with the Ministry of Health and with major pharmaceutical companies to monitor the purchase and supply of medicines in the country. This IP came into force in 2017. As part of the IP, individual Ministry of Health employees and external actors that provide services to the Ministry, such as the College of Chemists and Pharmacists of Honduras and Banco de Occidente, have signed an ethics statement. The IP has already lead to increased access to information, and increased compliance with open data principles.
In 2016, Transparency International together with 11 national chapters in the European Union and five other local civil society partners embarked on a process to apply the updated clean contracting approach. Involving just short of EUR 1 billion of funding, this pilot incorporates projects across the spectrum from flood protection to road building to tram construction. First results are expected in 2017. Learn more about the project here.