Conditions for Better Government

Consolidating knowledge and capacities


Aimed at supporting dialogue, mutual technical assistance, cooperation and exchange of knowledge through coordination with international and regional actors, the development of learning communities, technical notes, and the consolidation of efforts to disseminate lessons learned and innovative practices.

How is it being implemented?

Regional dialogue: the Bank coordinates its support with other international assistance institutions in an ordered and strategic manner through different networks, groups and agreements with a view towards enhancing the quality of actions and contributing to an international dialogue against corruption. Coordination initiatives with other international bodies include: the Memorandum of Understanding between the IDB and the OAS (2007), the Memorandum of Understanding between the IDB and the Government of Norway (2007), the Memorandum of Understanding between the IDB and the World Economic Forum (2007) and the International Financial Institutions Anti-Corruption Task Force (2006).

Generation, systematization and dissemination of knowledge: support is given to documenting the results of programs and initiatives in this area by tracking projects and identifying lessons learned and promising practices. In addition, support is given to assess the impact of programs undertaken, with a view to ensuring that subsequent actions are grounded in sufficient empirical evidence and that knowledge accumulates and is spread through instruments for fighting corruption. Finally, this area promotes mechanisms to enhance dissemination of the Bank’s activities in this area and facilitate the exchange of experiences, such as workshops, seminars and conferences (See examples).

What are the support tools?

KCP (Knowledge and Capacity Building products): non-reimbursable cooperation and technical assistance programs to public institutions at the national and subnational level and civil society organizations. Through these programs, different activities are carried out in support of regional dialogue, promoting the results of the programs and developing and disseminating knowledge products, among others.

see examples

Consolidation of knowledge and capacity:

Cooperation agreements between the Bank and other international bodies:

Financial Institutions Anti-Corruption Task Force  (2006): Promotes (i) cooperation in the investigation of projects; (ii) promotion of ethical business practices, (iii) support of member countries in combating corruption and (iv) harmonization of definitions of fraud and corruption and guidelines for investigations.

Memorandum of Collaboration between the World Bank, the DFID, BID and Transparency International (2006). Signed at the 12th International Anti-Corruption Conference, it formalizes a framework of cooperation with the objective of strengthening the impact of activities to combat corruption and support coordination with members of civil society.

Memorandum of Understanding between the IDB and the OAS (2007). Promotes support for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (CICC) and its follow-up mechanism.

Memorandum of Understanding between the IDB and the Government of Norway (2007):Promotes the fight against and the prevention  of corruption by creating a technical cooperation fund focused on actions that support increased transparency and use of access to information.

Memorandum of Understanding between the IDB and the World Economic Forum (2007): promotes support for the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) to promote anti-corruption principles and practices in small and medium-sized enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Coordination with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in support of implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

Coordination with the OECD. Organizing of annual meetings to share experiences in the implementation of the CICC and the application of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.