The Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (Association for a More Just Society, ASJ) is the Honduras Transparency International Chapter - a nonprofit organization that promotes justice and peace through advocating for the transformation of the state system and the empowerment of the Honduran people in order to achieve a more just society, where the rights of the most vulnerable are guaranteed and satisfied. ASJ was founded in Honduras in 1998, and for the past 21 years has worked to fight corruption and strengthen public institutions in the health, education and security sectors while empowering civil society to claim their rights and carry out social accountability efforts. Since 2015 ASJ has done social oversight to 9 public institutions with special emphasis on health, educaction and security sectors and 3 management areas: purchases, human resources and statistics. Through a compliance review ASJ measures the institution's compliance with laws and best practices which has contributed to an average increase of 30 points, going from 33% to 63%. In the health sector, ASJ has also promoted integrity agreements and participates in a Technical Committee in charge of purchasing medications in addition to issuing some research documents.
Report Monitoring Progress made by the Honduras Ministry of Health’s 2016 Improvement Plan
In January 2014, the Honduras government and TI/ASJ signed the “Collaboration and Good Faith Agreement for Promoting Transparency, Combatting Corruption and Strengthening Systems”. Since then, TI/ASJ has conducted independent monitoring and evaluation of the Ministry of Health’s performance in three areas: purchasing and contracts, human resources management, and data collection and evaluation. Based on TI/ASJ’s…
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