Anti-corruption and integrity in the public sector
OECD Integrity Review of Coahuila, Mexico
Restoring Trust through an Integrity System
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.
Published on October 20, 2017Also available in: Spanish
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