cewas, as part of the Consortium for Integrity in the Water Sector in Latin America, composed by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the Water Integrity Network (WIN), carried out the project "Integrity in the water and sanitation sector, initiating change processes for integrity in key actors of the water and sanitation sector in Latin America" funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) during the period November 2019 to February 2022.
As part of this process, the consortium prepared two new IntegrityManagement Toolboxes, which were originally designed for water and sanitation service operators. One toolbox was adapted to the needs of the policy maker, and another toolbox was prepared for the regulator. In addition, the consortium prepared a sectoral integrity management methodology, in which the utilities, the regulator, the policy maker and civil society all participate.
These methodologies were applied online in Paraguay during the year 2021, whose water sector is made up of the Water Utility of Paraguay (ESSAP), the Directorate of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DAPSAN) and the Regulator of Water and Sanitation Services (ERSSAN).
cewas facilitated the Integrity Management process at ESSAP, achieving the preparation and publication of the internal anti-corruption policy.
In Argentina, the Consortium worked with the water enterprise AySA (Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos), supporting the Department of Integrity and Best Practices in identifying its integrity risks and selecting measures to mitigate them. It also conducted a series of integrity workshops for AySA staff members.