This report provides recommendations to leverage the full potential of Coahuila’s Local Anti-corruption System by identifying weaknesses and areas for improvement. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the state’s integrity system, analyses efforts made to build a culture of integrity in the state public administration, as well as the extent to which Coahuila’s internal control and transparency mechanisms enable effective accountability. Furthermore, the Review focuses on an activity prone to corruption, public procurement. In particular, the report emphasises the risk of implementation gaps, which will need to be addressed to result in real impact for the economy and society. If effective, Coahuila’s Local Anti-corruption System has the potential to substantially transform the anti-corruption architecture of the State Government.
The implementation of the Local Anti-corruption System (LACS) lays the foundation for a more coherent integrity system. Nominating a responsible within each of the LACS’ institutions would strengthen the co-ordination with its governing bodies and favour the implementation of its activities.
Training and continuous guidance could help implement public ethics regulations. Coahuila could also develop clear guidelines for public officials facing conflicts of interest, in particular for public procurement officials.
Coahuila has developed a General Standard for Internal Control including a risk management framework. However, further efforts are needed to embed internal control into the strategic and operational activities. The use of data analytics could improve internal control further.