"Strengthening an effective and democratic administration for water and sanitation in Mexico to support the achievement of the Millennium Goals"

Current Project Status:
Project Status as of 2010:
Latin America and Caribbean
Thematic Area:
Anti Corruption
Result Area:
3-2. Corruption prevention
Project Start Date:
06 Jul 2009
Project End Date:
31 May 2012

Project Description

The Project MEXT44 is an inter-agency programme that expects to achieve in three years an effective and democratic administration of the water and sanitation in three states of Mexico: 1) Chiapas, 2) Tabasco and 3) Veracruz. These three states constitute the most important hydrologic territory of the country and share in common a high prevalence of indigenous populations, lack of basic services and extreme poverty. This MDG Programme will be develop at local (municipalities), state and federal levels in order to promote the participation and coordination of social and institutional key actors for strengthening the operation of services of water and sanitation, promoting awareness campaigns for a better use of water as natural resource and disaster prevention; besides the improvement of monitoring and evaluation as tools for strengthening the governance on the capacity of policies, services and infrastructure. Main beneficiaries include the indigenous communities and Government agencies involved. UNODC participates along with WHO/PAHO, CEPAL, FAO, UN HABITAT, ONUDI, UNDP and UNESCO. Each UN agency works within the capacity and expertise of their mandate to complement together an integral approach. UNODC has the objective to develop an anti corruption component that will facilitate transparency, efficiency, evaluation and accountability within the institutional counterparts in charge of the administrative development of the programme. Due that the project MEXT44 is and inter-agency programme, only the project summary can be found in the UNODC formats. The project document has been signed by the country and agencies authorities in the MDG-F format, and according to the Guidelines and Regulations of the Funds, no other project document can be signed for the same purposes. Also, according to the MDG-F operational guideline note, the PSC is regulated to a 7%.