The ROXIN Alliance has undertaken a public compliance mandate to create an anti-corruption compliance framework in Zapopan, Mexico. Transparency International statistics have shown that corruption levels in Mexico have steadily increased since 2010 and that Mexico ranks first among all assessed countries by the OECD regarding perceived levels of corruption, leaving no doubt that corruption is an endemic problem in Mexico. While at the national level in most countries several initiatives are launched to combat corruption, the local municipality levels remain largely unaffected. Thus, the ROXIN Alliance alongside the Council of Zapopan seeks to address this very problem of not attacking corruption at the municipality level.
The ROXIN Alliance will be introducing a ‘Comprehensive Corruption Prevention Program’ for Zapopan which incorporates a set of measures and internal controls that can be found in the most modern and effective self-regulatory and crime prevention programmes (compliance programmes), which have been successfully applied in the corporate European and Anglo-Saxon sector. Furthermore, the program will strengthen the council of Zapopan´s anti corruption and legal framework.
The ROXIN Alliance’s ‘Comprehensive Corruption Prevention Program’ will make Zapopan the first municipality in Mexico to implement anti-corruption measures. The project will be executed in three phases and will be headed by Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra.