Corruption undermines democracy, governance and human rights...

The Anti-Corruption Research Center (ACRC) is an independent, nonprofit organization leading the fight against corruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo . We track corruption trends in the Democratic Republic of the Congo using research teams made up of academics and journalists, and use the evidence we generate to shape social accountability policies and practices. We help governments and public-private institutions solve complex problems related to corruption, money laundering and financial crime.

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Our Approach

Led by local people, the Anti-Corruption Research Center tackles the causes of corruption at the root, and rebuild new hope after decades of widespread corruption and mismanagement that undermined the governance and public services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are dedicated to making integrity a practical option for as many people as possible, and these actions below highlight how we deal with corruption in public services.

MAPPING CORRUPTION

We track corruption trends in the Democratic Republic of the Congo using research teams made up of academics and journalists, and use the evidence we generate to shape social accountability policies and practices in governments and in public and private institutions. We help communities solve complex issues related to corruption and public integrity.

SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

We mobilise citizens with innovations in technology to monitor and demand accountability from project implementers and service providers. Corruption impedes development, education, health sector including responses to Covid19, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and others diseases; information and problem solving reduces its risk.

ADVOCACY AND POLICY ENGAGEMENT

We facilitate self-advocacy and a constructive dialogue between governments, services providers and beneficiaries. Many of our programs focus on improving citizen feedback to service providers, supported by hard evidence and data and the preparation of authorities to receive citizen feedback. The result is better communication, better decision making, and better development results.

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