Transparency and Accountability in Government

IVLP Visitors meeting with staff from the Business Ethics Alliance
IVLP Visitors meeting with staff from the Business Ethics Alliance

The Department of State and Meridian International Center worked to ensure that the following objectives were met throughout the duration of the visitors' program:

  • Examine the role and structure of ethics in the U.S. government at the federal, state, and local level;
  • Highlight best practices encouraging governmental transparency and accountability;
  • Explore U.S. government and private sector approaches to ethical conduct and analyze the similarities and differences of these approaches;
  • Discuss international efforts to strengthen ethical leadership in governments and businesses worldwide; and
  • Examine the effect of transparency on trade, investment and economic development.

Project summary

Transparency and Accountability in Government | October 2016
Number of Visitors: 16
Regions: Western Hemisphere
Countries: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay
Impact Areas: Governance and Transparency
Program Areas: Exchanges
Partners: Private Sector, Public Sector