Legislative

Anticorruption Institute publishes their “Follow-up Matrix of Anticorruption Projects for the Congress of the Republic”

The team from the Anticorruption Institute has developed a Matrix* that contains details of the different anticorruption law projects that were filed before Colombia’s Congress of the Republic in the period of the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 legislatures, so that citizens and civil society are able to follow up on their progress and to ensure greater social control over Congress’ work when it comes to the fight against corruption.

* Matrix updated as of 18 May 2020

RANKING OF ACCESS TO LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

The International Institute on Anticorruption Studies (IIAS) has just released its first Ranking of Access to Legislative Management, which analyzes the management of financial accountability by Congress Representatives.

IIAS submitted petitions to 98 Senators and 166 Representatives to the Chamber, evaluating a range of topics, including the time it takes to answer questions and the level of detail in the information they provide. Therefore, the Ranking not only evaluates whether Members of Congress have responded to requests, but also takes into account the extent of the information they provide to the public.

The website provides infographics and an evaluation of the questions posed to each candidate, ranked by corporation, as well as a list of those Congress Representatives who chose not to respond to the petition.

SENATE (Legislative Period 2014-2018)

The ranking measures the level of access and quality of information provided by Senators on a scale of -26 to 26.

The score corresponds to each of their responses to information requests filed between January-February 2018, and received by the IIAS before 6 March 2018.

Those Senators who do not appear in the Ranking were not evaluated because they did not respond to petitions.

If the Senator obtained a score higher than 0, it means they provided more information than the minimum expected.

Conversely, if the score is less than 0, it means the Senator did not provide the minimum expected information.

House of Representatives (Legislative Period 2014-2018)

The Ranking measures the level of access and quality of information provided by Representatives on a scale of -26 to 26.

The score corresponds to each of their responses to information requests filed between January-February 2018, and received by the IIAS before 6 March 2018.

Those Representatives who do not appear in the Ranking were not evaluated because they did not respond to petitions.

If the Representative obtained a score higher than 0, it means they provided more information than the minimum expected.

Conversely, if the score is less than 0, it means the Representative did not provide the minimum expected information.

Who did NOT respond to requests for information?

In order to provide an adequate analysis of the management reports, these were received until March 6, 2018. The following congressmen sent their reports after this date:

  • Daniel Guerrero Montaño

The Institute’s position on the Anticorruption Consultation

The below document outlines the findings of the International Institute on Anticorruption Studies (the “IIAS”) following their analysis of the questions that the Promotion Committee of the Popular Anticorruption Consultation (the “Consultation”) intends to put to the Colombian public.

The Institute is seeking opportunities to share their recommendations with the Senate of the Republic regarding the benefits (or associated problems) of their decision to invite the Colombian public to participate in the Consultation. It also seeks to provide information that will help Colombians make informed decisions when voting on the different aspects of the Consultation, as well as other analysis that might prove useful for opinion formers and the media.