©Monserrat Olivos Fuentes
Universidad de Guanajuato (México)
The new vision of the Mexican State, recently accepted, has focused on the fight against corruption, in order to reverse the dramatically high social, political and economic costs derived from it. The struggle against the problem requires the analysis of the achievements and the alternative ways that have been implemented, in order to unveil the strengths and weaknesses of the mechanisms proposed to abate such issue.
Among the efforts made there is the implementation of strategies that allow the State to be transparent, based upon three patterns that in just over fifteen years have been implemented, but that do not yield the expected results or meet the expectations. We refer to the National System of Transparency, the National Anticorruption System and the Alliance for Open Governments.
In this context, this paper goes through the impact of these models in the municipalities of the country, considering that they are one of the links that present the biggest delay in terms of transparency, due to the variety of problems that characterize them, such as inequity; the lack of mechanisms for proper document´s management, the lack of qualified and trained personnel; regulatory gaps or the scarcity of resources.