Corruption Prevention

Ryan Evans, BA, LL.B; MPA

Mr. Ryan Evans is a Public Policy Specialist with over 21 years of work experience in the Jamaica Public Sector, and in Academia, Mr. Evans has served as the Governor General’s Secretary and Clerk to the Privy Council; General Manager at the Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission; Special Advisor to the Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and the Public Service; and Chief Standards Officer and Senior Policy and Project Officer in the Cabinet Office, where he played an integral role in the Government’s Public Sector Reform and Modernization efforts. He has also served, for over 20 years, as an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Administration at the Management Institute for National Development (MIND).

Mr. Evans, who is fluent in Spanish, is the holder of the Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, in the Dominican Republic. He also holds the BA (Hons) Degree in History from the University of the West Indies, and an LL.B. (Hons.) Degree from the University of Technology in Jamaica. He is an alumnus of the United States Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program in 2005, and a former graduate of the Wolmer’s Boys High School in Jamaica. Mr. Evans was also the recipient of the Lome IV/Caribbean University Level Programme European Union Scholarship.

Duties of the Division

The CORRUPTION PREVENTION, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AND ANTICORRUPTION STRATEGY DIVISION is one of the four (4) established Divisions of the Integrity Commission. Guided by section 6 of the Integrity Commission Act, 2017 it is tasked to:

  • Take necessary and effective measures for the prevention and detection of corruption within public bodies;
  • Examine the practices and procedures of public bodies and make recommendations in relation to the revision of those practices and procedures which in the opinion of the Commission may reduce the likelihood or the occurrence of acts of corruption; 
  • Prepare codes of conduct and other advisory material relating to corruption and guide public bodies in respect of matters within the purview of the Act;
  • Monitor current legislative and administrative practices in the fight against corruption; 
  • Advise the Minister on the adoption of international best practices relating to the prevention of corruption; 
  • Coordinate the implementation of an anti-corruption strategy; 
  • Collaborate or cooperate with other persons or bodies whether in Jamaica or outside of Jamaica duly authorized to prevent combat and investigate acts of corruption so as to implement an integrated approach to the eradication of corruption 
  • Advise the Minister on such legislative reform as the Commission considers necessary to reduce the likelihood or the occurrence of acts of corruption; 
  • Compile and publish statistics relating to the investigation, prosecution and conviction of offences relating to acts of corruption; 
  • Determine the extent of financial loss and such other losses to public bodies, private individuals and organizations, including loses sustained by the private sector as a result of acts of corruption; and, 
  • Adopt and strengthen mechanisms for educating the public in matters relating to corruption.