Strengthening institutions and promoting responsive and accountable decision-making processes
Corruption and lack of transparency are the enemy of economic growth, and citizens must be empowered at all levels to hold officials, systems, and processes accountable. FMI’s transparency and public accountability programs are built on the premise that countries with high levels of corruption, or which lack effective governmental accountability, are unable to sustain growth and are more susceptible to systemic poverty and inequality. This work aims to improve the relationship between those who are governed and those who are democratically elected to govern. This includes working both with governmental institutions and civil society groups to strengthen capacities, internal controls, auditing procedures, budget analysis, MONEYVAL compliance, reporting, and public engagement. FMI has assisted policy-makers to design and implement anti-corruption plans, improve the quality and efficiency of government spending, draft public audit legislation and regulations, and mitigate the risk of fraud. FMI also works with local NGOs, CSOs, and audit firms to improve accountability and financial management and operational capacity.