Lucha contra la corrupción - Combatir un obstáculo central para el desarrollo

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La COSUDE combate diversas manifestaciones de la corrupción, como, p. ej., los sobornos para los tratamientos médicos © COSUDE

La corrupción impide el desarrollo: se pierden importantes recursos financieros, la confianza pública en el Estado disminuye y se extiende un sentimiento de impotencia e injusticia que puede conducir a conflictos. Los grupos de población pobres y vulnerables se ven particularmente afectados al no poder pagar sobornos para obtener servicios públicos. La COSUDE combate rotundamente la corrupción. 

La lucha contra la corrupción es una cuestión prioritaria para Suiza y un componente fundamental de la promoción de la buena gobernanza. El enfoque se centra en una acción gubernamental transparente y responsable, y también en la sanción de las conductas indebidas.

El objetivo es garantizar que los fondos públicos se utilicen de manera eficaz y eficiente para el desarrollo de un país y que se consolide la confianza entre el Estado y la población. Las instituciones estatales y los procesos políticos no deben seguir siendo socavados por las prácticas corruptas. Unas normas más justas pueden ayudar a reducir tensiones. 

Enfoque y procedimiento

La COSUDE combate las dimensiones cotidianas de la corrupción que marcan la vida diaria de la población (p. ej., los sobornos para recibir tratamiento médico), pero también la corrupción a gran escala, en la que se ven involucrados grandes sumas de dinero y poderosos representantes de la política y de la economía. Persigue para ello una doble estrategia, apoyando la lucha contra la corrupción con programas explícitos, y también como parte integrante del trabajo programático en otros ámbitos. Se abordan todas las facetas: desde el cohecho y el soborno, el fraude y la malversación hasta el nepotismo, la fijación ilegal de precios y el chantaje.

Política de tolerancia cero

Si la COSUDE se ve afectada por la corrupción, se suelen suspender los pagos hasta efectuada la aclaración jurídica. Además, la COSUDE se esfuerza siempre por recuperar los fondos malversados.

¿A quién remitirse en caso de sospecha?

La Compliance Office del DFAE es la encargada de recibir denuncias internas y externas de casos de corrupción y malversación en las actividades financiadas por la COSUDE.

Compliance Office del DFAE – Denunciar la corrupción, la malversación y el abuso (en)

También existe la alternativa de denunciar los casos sospechosos a la Oficina Federal Suiza de Auditoría (SFAO) a través de la plataforma de denuncia de irregularidades.

Plataforma de denuncia, Oficina Federal Suiza de Auditoría SFAO (en)

Proyectos actuales

Objeto 1 – 12 de 32

Strengthening democratic local governance

01.01.2022 - 30.06.2026

The project aims at supporting the democratic transition and the peace efforts in Myanmar. Using a decentralized budget support approach to all townships of one state in the Southeast of the country, it will strengthen township’s participatory planning and budgeting capacity. The project will also deepen the community’s capacity to demand public services. Additionally it will support national level policy discussions based on this experience.


PACTA - Participatory Action Against Corruption: Towards Transparency and Accountability

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2026

In Bangladesh, Switzerland was instrumental in engaging likeminded development partners to support prominent local actors to curb corruption and establish transparent and accountable governance systems. This project, co-funded by Switzerland with the UK and Sweden, will continue the work on reducing corruption by engaging citizens, adding the use of an innovative digital tool for community monitoring. Based on the evidence collected on corruption incidences, the project will reinforce policy advocacy and engagement at different levels. 


Contribution to the Multi-Donor Trust Fund of the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Programme ADRiFi

01.12.2021 - 30.11.2025

Through a contribution to the ADRiFi programme of the African Development Bank, Switzerland intends to facilitate access to subsidies for the payment of natural disaster insurances for at least an additional 15   African countries. Payouts (up to 5 mio USD per event) from the insurance, managed by the African Risk Capacity Group, will allow governments respond timely and effectively to the needs of their population in case of disaster on the basis of the prepared effective contingency plans. 


Inclusive Urbanisation

08.11.2021 - 30.06.2024

The program contributes to inclusive urbanization in Central America in partnership with UN-Habitat with the aim to improve the living conditions of vulnerable populations in urban settlements. Solid data and evidence on informal settlements and specialised advisory will contribute to improve urban policies. Capacity building, participatory planning approaches and increased involvement of the private sector will foster comprehensive and feasible solutions for informal settlements. 


Locally-led Governance: the road to legitimate and effective delivery of services

01.11.2021 - 31.12.2022

The Somali population is facing considerable development and state building challenges, with Government institutions still very weak and fragile, particularly at the local level. With the UN Joint Programme for Local Governance and Decentralised Service Delivery (JPLG) as well as local peacebuilding initiatives, SDC contributes to enhanced state legitimacy, more equitable access to public service and well-being for all citizens, leading to more stability in the Horn of Africa.


SRBM - Strengthening Representative Bodies in Mongolia

01.08.2021 - 31.12.2023

On request of the authorities, the project ensures the implementation and oversight over new local governance laws to ensure public service delivery and sustainable rangeland management. Based on SDC supported achievements on democratic governance in Mongolia, increased technical cooperation between the Swiss and the Mongolian Parliamentary Services is at the core of the project. Gender equality and pro-poor approaches are mainstreamed.


Long-term support to UNRWA’s reform

01.07.2021 - 31.12.2022

Switzerland contributes to enable UNRWA to pursue key reform areas of its Medium-Term Strategy 2016-2022, mainly by supporting (i) management initiatives and set of actions to ensure that governance, accountability, management and transparency meet international standards, and (ii) the systematic integration and attention to the needs of vulnerable groups, in particular children, persons with disabilities and women survivors of violence.


PRODEL - Program for strengthening municipal capacities for local development

01.04.2021 - 30.06.2024

PRODEL III contributes to the decentralization reform through introducing its municipal autonomy approach into new laws and policies, through training of “multipliers” and creation of advisory services to extend its tool of Municipal Development Strategy to more municipalities. The EDM strengthens municipal autonomy and efficient use of local resources for production infrastructure and services, while promoting participation and inclusion.


Promoting good financial governance in Tanzania

01.08.2020 - 31.07.2023

The Good Financial Governance (GFG) project supports the public finance system by strengthening the provision of and demand for accountability as well as enhancing domestic revenue mobilisation to increase local development. GFG builds capacity at national and sub-national level, including of civil society and the private sector. The project enhances Swiss support to state institutions that are more efficient and effective, inclusive and increasingly free of corruption. 


Core contribution to Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership

01.05.2020 - 31.12.2022

This core contribution to the global partnership Sanitation and Water for All hosted by UNICEF aims at strengthening the capacities of populations to enjoy their rights to water and sanitation. SWA supports countries that are off track in progressing towards the Sustainable Development Goal on water, including through a mutual accountability mechanism. The opening of an operational office of SWA in Geneva will enrich this growing community of global water actors, allowing SWA to work more closely also with key human rights and public health actors. 


Accountability for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

01.01.2020 - 28.02.2023

The 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals is the internationally agreed guiding framework for sustainable development. A follow-up and review process, to which Switzerland has substantially contributed, supports accountability for the Agenda at national, regional and global levels. This proposal includes contributions to different partners which will enable a substantial role of important stakeholders in this process, for better decisions and measurement of progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.


Somalia: Strengthening State Institutions for better service delivery

01.09.2019 - 31.12.2022

Building state institutions and the capabilities of the Somali government to implement better services is of primary importance to realize the developmental objectives contained in the Somalia National Development Plan (NDP) and the Sustainable Development Goals. With the contribution to the World Bank Multi-Partner Fund (MPF) Switzerland will support the rebuilding of core state functions and the socio-economic recovery in Somalia.

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