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WCO A-CIP Programme shares its Customs Integrity Perception Survey’s methodological guidelines

24 noviembre 2020

The WCO Anti-Corruption & Integrity Promotion (A-CIP) Programme updated its Customs Integrity Perception Survey (CIPS)’s methodological guidelines in light of the first iteration of the survey earlier this year in ten partner administrations of the Programme.  The CIPS forms an integral part of the WCO A-CIP Programme’s results-based management indicator framework and the guidelines are now available to all WCO Members as a way to provide some guidance to those considering delivering an integrity perception survey.

The CIPS was developed in collaboration with performance measurement and data analytics experts from WCO Members, professional survey service providers, and academia. It responds to a gap in existing corruption perception indexes that were found to be limited in providing specific insights to integrity and corruption in the particular context of Customs operations and administration.

The CIPS has been specifically designed to follow a structure in line with the Customs’ community key policy instrument on integrity, the Revised Arusha Declaration.  It focuses on areas that are within the scope of a head of Customs administration to make decisions or act upon, and it targets both Customs officials and private sector respondents’ perceptions. By following the Revised Arusha Declaration’s structure, the CIPS’ quantitative results complement other qualitative, evidence-based and focused assessments, in particular those following the WCO’s Integrity Development Guide.

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