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Mexico reinforces the Accountability Office for more transparent social programs

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March, 2016

A new scheme of the Accountability Office of SEDESOL (Secretariat of Social Development of Mexico) was presented by Secretary of Social Development, Jose Antonio Meade, and Secretary of Public Administration, Virgilio Andrade Martinez. The body will monitor if public resources of social programs implemented in Mexico are transparent.

In accordance with their responsibilities, these bodies have the authority to receive complaints from citizens about the management of programs throughout 138,000 committees, involving half a million social accountability offices who will perform in the 32 states of the country. In order to ensure the best results in this process, complaints will be turned over to the Internal Control of SEDESOL, by Arturo Tellez Yuren.

This scheme is aimed at helping citizens to collaborate with the Secretariat and agencies to monitor sectors whether social programs that are implemented and executed are adequate. This surveillance is expected to strengthen social programs.

The program has the backing of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Transparencia Mexicana, whose representatives, Citlali Tovar and Eduardo Bohorquez, were present as witnesses of honor.

Read more (available in Spanish): http://www.gob.mx/sedesol/prensa/sedesol-refuerza-su-esquema-de-contralo...