The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency participated, on April 6, in the conference “Good corporate governance in the Public Business Sector.” Organized by the General Directorate of Assets and Contracting of the Ministry of Finance, Budgets and European Affairs, Vice-Ministry of Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, on April 5 and 6.
The purpose of holding these conferences was to reflect on the good governance of public companies. Thus, an internal and environmental analysis of the public business sector was carried out in the post-Covid19 context, in order to establish and achieve a framework of good governance in the public business sector.
To achieve the outlined objective, the problems and challenges of governance in the Public Sector were started. The principles and tools for effective governance in the entities of the public business sector were transferred to the recipients, through the professionalization of the public sector in various matters, the need to insert innovation and digitalization, and the implementation of tools and Compliance strategies in the public business sector, such as the preparation of risk maps and the establishment of procedures and good practices to identify and classify operational and legal risks.
The event was attended by speakers with extensive knowledge on the subject and who are part of organizations such as: Transparency International, the Canary Islands Technological Institute, the General Intervention of the Canary Islands CCAA, the University of Seville, the Provincial Council of Castellón, the Basque Government, the Consello de Contas, a prestigious law firm, and the Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa, among others.
The representative of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Irene Bravo Rey, Head of Prevention, participated as a speaker in the panel “Compliance tools and strategies in the public business sector: Procedures and good practices to identify and classify operational and legal risks ”, which he shared together with Eloy Morán, auditor and president of the Technical Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of the Consello de Contas de Galicia and Xabier Unanue Ortega, director of Legislative Development and Regulatory Control of the Basque Government.
The head of Prevention of the Agency focused attention on the importance for the instrumental public sector of having a public integrity system that protects its activity from all kinds of criminal and administrative irregularities, derived from practices contrary to the general interest, protecting all type of public funds, articulating preventive frameworks as the content of their own integrity plans. He continued his presentation, focusing on the importance of the entity’s self-diagnosis, proceeding to make a classification of common and specific risks in the instrumental public sector and the need to evaluate these risks and its methodology to carry it out.