Follow up Report on the OECD Integrity Review of Mexico
Follow up Report on the OECD Integrity Review of Mexico
January 2019

This report follows up the implementation of the Action Plan agreed between the OECD and the Ministry of Public Administration (SFP) in the OECD Integrity Review of Mexico: Taking a Stronger Stance Against Corruption. It provides a roadmap for key actors in Mexico’s public integrity system to strengthen the implementation of the National Anticorruption System (NACS), as well as extend and mainstream the reforms initiated in 2015 in line with citizen expectations. The report acknowledges that NACS has the potential to be a “game changer” in Mexico’s fight against corruption as it promotes the definition of a comprehensive anticorruption strategy, gives a prominent role to civil society and lays the foundations for a more co-ordinated approach among key actors and between levels of government. The report also identifies weaknesses and defines a set of new priorities to support the new government in defining an inclusive anticorruption agenda that mainstreams integrity across the whole of government and society.

Follow up Report on the OECD Integrity Review of Mexico
Responding to Citizens' Expectations
Key recommendations
Mexico has laid the foundations for a more co-ordinated approach to fighting corruption by creating a system that brings together key actors. To further mainstream integrity objectives, Mexico could consider including other relevant actors such as electoral bodies and the tax administration service.
The Ethics and Conflict of Interest Prevention Committees (CEPCI) are not able to mainstream integrity effectively due to lack of expertise and competing priorities. To ensure that the framework does not only exist on paper, permanent integrity units could be nominated in each public entity.
Mexico should ensure the enforcement of the integrity framework for deterrence and greater trust in government. In order to strengthen the effectiveness of the disciplinary system, the National Anticorruption System could explore ways to improve information sharing among relevant entities.
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