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The Western Hemisphere Anticorruption Index (WHACI) represents a new generation of anticorruption research that focuses on interactive, visually represented data that users can actively engage with.
The two main components—the Convention Implementation Score (CIS) and Corruption Resilience Score (CRS)—provide an empirical analysis of major anticorruption Conventions and corruption resilience across countries in the Western Hemisphere to craft a comprehensive map of policy areas requiring reform. Based on primary and secondary sources, country profiles outline the complex nature of anticorruption efforts on national and regional scales, and piece together the comprehensive assessment to establish a new benchmark for understanding government resilience to corruption risks and the quality of anticorruption responses.
WHACI provides actionable indicators of the implementation of anticorruption conventions relevant for the Western Hemisphere region, namely the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (IACAC), and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (OECD-ABC) and offers guidance on how to strengthen anticorruption action in the region.
These measures extend beyond the scope of existing assessments to offer a complete picture of country-specific efforts in the adoption, enforcement, and design of anticorruption initiatives, which are supplemented by broad evaluations of prevention efforts, criminalization and law enforcement, and international cooperation. The strengths and weaknesses underpinning the resilience of governments to corruption are assessed and illustrated in a parallel component.
WHACI is an independent assessment of the quality of implementation of anticorruption conventions and resilience to corruption in 31 countries in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
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