To date, Global Integrity has conducted seven rounds of research on Mexico — including four rounds of the Global Integrity Report, one Local Integrity Initiative, one round on Money, Politics, and Transparency, and one ongoing investigation of the Opening Government project, and Follow the Money.
Global Integrity Report
The Global Integrity Report is an essential guide to anti-corruption institutions and mechanisms around the world, intended to help policymakers, advocates, journalists and citizens identify and anticipate the areas where corruption is more likely to occur within the public sector. The Report evaluates both anti-corruption legal frameworks and the practical implementation and enforcement of those frameworks, and takes a close look at whether citizen can effectively access and use anti-corruption safeguards.
Local Integrity Initiative
While most of Global Integrity’s assessments are national in nature, for some projects research is conducted at sub-national levels. The 2012 investigation of Access to Information Mexican Municipalities is a collaboration with the Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO) assessing the municipal-state relationship in the context of freedom of information implementation at the state level.
Money, Politics and Transparency
The Money, Politics and Transparency research was conducted on a set of “Campaign Finance Indicators” designed to assess the current state of political finance transparency and regulation in 54 countries. The MPT research was undertaken to provide fresh data for understanding the relative strengths and weaknesses in global practices around political finance regulation, transparency and enforcement.
Opening Government is a research project meant to generate evidence, learning, and guidance about how the Open Government Partnership can be best leveraged to drive progress towards more open, accountable, and responsive government in diverse governance contexts. The project uses five country level case studies to investigate these issues.