Rolling Back Corruption in Guatemala
Casals & Associates managed an anticorruption project in Guatemala from 2003 to 2005 funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project’s key components were working with members of Guatemalan civil society to advance their efforts to build consensus on a national anticorruption and transparency agenda and strengthening the federal Comptroller General’s office and its ability to combat corruption.
- Conducting public awareness initiatives to improve citizens’ knowledge about their right to demand government transparency
- Augmenting the government’s ability to conduct internal control reviews and audits of key government institutions
- Advising on regulatory reforms to eliminate gaps that foster corrupt acts or allow impunity
- Improving the Comptroller General’s website and other public outreach capabilities
In 2005, the Central America and Mexico Anti-Corruption, Transparency, and Accountability Program (CAM) replaced this project with a regional project in Guatemala and three other Central American countries.