Research Paper


Report on the medicines’ purchase process through the 2014 Fiduciary Agreement

Chapter: Honduras | Year: 2014

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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.

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Theory of Change

Policy & Insititutional Change
Better Institutional Processes

Abstract

This report analyses the performance of all actors involved in the purchase process of medical products and equipment, in the context of the 2014 Fiduciary Agreement

Findings

  1. There was no participation of civil society during the revision and analysis of the contract.
  2. There were no publications on the process.
  3. The only actor overseeing the process was UNOPS.

Recommendations

  1. Open the process and include civil society in the analysis and revision of purchasing contracts.
  2. Make all offers public.