Impact Story: The High Level Reporting Mechanism
This document addresses the High Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM) and its contributions to fairer market conditions in Colombia, where it is being piloted in connection with the public procurement process for the 4G Road Project. Using a Public Private Partnership approach, the 4G Road Project will be carried out over the course of seven years, completing 8,000 km of roads at an investment of US$25 billion.
The role of the HLRM will be to ensure that the program is less vulnerable to corruption and bribery risks.
Bogotá Metro steaming ahead with High Level Reporting Mechanism
We are delighted that a tailored High Level Reporting Mechanism will be established for the construction of the first line of the Bogotá Metro. The HRLM will allow complaints related to possible acts of corruption to be analysed rapidly and dealt with pragmatically and transparently.
Developed by the Basel Institute on Governance, OECD and Transparency International, the HLRM is…
Remembering Rafael Merchan, pioneer of the HLRM in Colombia
The Basel Institute was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Rafael Merchan, the former Secretary of Transparency of Colombia, at his home over the Christmas holiday. He had been due to testify in the Odebrecht related case concerning the Ruta del Sol road development; his death follows the suspicious demise of another witness in the case, the former auditor Jorge Enrique Pizano.…
President of Colombia launches the world’s first High Level Reporting Mechanism, a concept developed by the Basel Institute and the OECD
A high-level conference in Bogota, Colombia, on 2 April saw the launch by the President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, of the world's first 'High Level Reporting Mechanism' (HLRM).
This mechanism, the concept of which was developed by the Basel Institute on Governance and the OECD (see concept note) offers a prevention-oriented approach to address demand-side issues…