“Who knows the story of David and Goliath?” asks Dolores Martinez, who coordinates AJS’s community engagement and auditing project. All twenty of the participants in plastic chairs arranged in a circle raise their hands. With the few small stones of advocacy, oversight, and accountability, she tells them, they can bring down the giant of corruption that is limiting the public education system in Honduras.
According to a definitive report into Honduras’ Superior Auditing Court, published by AJS this March: “These corruption scandals and institutional crises could have been prevented, detected, and corrected if there were an independent Superior Auditing Court with sufficient budget and capacity…”
This month, AJS presented its baseline study and institutional diagnosis of the Honduran Secretary of Health. The technical report was the result of nearly a year of evaluations and audit, and will help initiate reforms that will improve health care for all of Hondurans.
First reports from AJS’s landmark anti-corruption agreement with Transparency International and Honduran Gov’t