Project


Transparency Tools for the Private Sector: Promoting Tools to Improve Transparency Standards in the Pharmaceutical Sector – Multi-Sectorial Transparency Agreement

Chapter: Argentina | Project range: Local | Year: 2016

Chapter details

About the chapter:
The Argentina Chapter (Poder Ciudadano) is a non- profit and non-profit foundation that was born in 1989 by group of citizens concerned with the defence of civic rights. The organisation became part of the Transparency International Movement in 1993. Our mission is to promote citizen participation, transparency and access to public information to strengthen the institutions of democracy through collective action. We are moved by the vision of a network of people and institutions committed to public affairs at local, national and international levels in pursuit of democratic and inclusive societies.

CPI Score: 40

CPI Rank: 85


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Summary

Access to medicines, vaccines and other products

Governance & leadership

Information systems

Regulation

Theory of Change

Behaviour Change
Seeking Redress Against Corruption
Change Type:

Awareness

Outreach

Aim

To promote transparency in the pharmaceutical sector.
Specific objectives:
i) to provide a space for knowledge sharing and networking, with a view of setting up an agenda for multi-stakeholder collaboration and increase transparency in the pharmaceutical sector;
ii) to establish a guide outlining principles to strengthen transparency in the sector, which would support the signing of multi-stakeholder transparency agreements (MTA);
iii) to promote synergies among all relevant actors within the pharmaceutical sector

Landscape

The project sought to promote integrity in the pharmaceutical sector by supporting companies to self-regulate. This project engaged different stakeholders, including both national and international companies.

Activities

  1. Map risks in the pharmaceutical sector.
    ConsultationResearch & analysis
  2. Establish a guide outlining principles to strengthen transparency in the sector, which supports the signing of multi-stakeholder transparency agreements (MTA)
    Publication of report & guidance
  3. Provide a space for knowledge sharing and networking with companies linked to the pharmaceutical sector.
    Strategic working groups & Collaboration

Achievements

  1. The Chapter was able to map risks and vulnerabilities in the pharmaceutical sector. This sheds light on the lack of integrity across different stages in the supply chain, especially registry, marketing, purchasing, contracting, and distribution.
  2. The Chapter successfully convened a diverse group of national and international companies linked to the pharmaceutical sector. This space enabled actors to engage in an honest dialogue about how to rebuild transparency and accountability in this sector.

Lessons Learnt

  • Ongoing commitment is key to strengthen transparency in the pharmaceutical sector. Unfortunately, companies involved in this project did not engage in further activities.


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