Latvian Construction Projects Integrity Pact

Year: 
2005
Sector: 
Collective Action Type: 
Integrity Pacts
Members: 

Transparency International Latvia, Latvian Ministry of Culture

Description: 

This integrity pact is applied in the construction of three Latvian cultural items, namely the National Library, the Riga Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Origins: 

In 2005, TI Latvia and the Latvian Ministry of Culture agreed to apply an integrity pact to the contracts of three major construction projects of a national library, a concert hall, and a contemporary art museum. TI Latvia was appointed as an independent external monitor to guarantee transparency and provides public reports on the process.

Thematic scope of the initiative: 

Integrity Pacts

Goal(s): 

• More transparency in the procurement processes for the three projects, resulting in lower project costs;
• An enhanced dialog between the public and private sectors and NGOs on transparency matters;
• Anti-corruption policies and guidelines adopted by a number of private companies;
• Based on the experiences of these projects, improvements in the Latvian legislation and procurement practices.

Date of signature: 
May 2015
Date of review or update: 
May 2015
Countries of operation: 
Array (HQ)
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en
Global: 
No
Siemens Initiative: