Dealing with corruption in you Non-Governmental Organisation

Transparency is key for development organisations but how do you talk about corruption and complaints without risking your reputation? NGOs are no more immune to corruption than companies in other sectors but for development organisations it can be especially harmful and have a knock-on effect on reputation, funding and donations. It’s a significant issue; an estimated $17.1bn (£10bn) was spent on humanitarian work in 2011 and without proper strategies in place, accountability can be difficult. Corruption, which includes nepotism, bribery, fraud, kick-backs and double funding, can divert resources, feed conflict and increase basic costs…

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DRC GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES NEW OPEN BUDGET PLATFORM.

Discover how is distributed and allocated public money in the Democratic Republic of Congo sector by sector and between provinces. Explore public investment at the national level and its distribution according to the development priorities of the nation and the provinces. Open it at http://www.transparencebudgetaire-cd.org…

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CERC established integrity clubs in 20 selected secondary schools in Uvira, South-Kivu

Le Centre de Recherche sur Anti-Corruption “CERC” has established  Integrity Clubs in 20 secondary schools in Uvira territory in the South-Kivu Province. This effort forms part of the activities under the “Student acting for Honesty, Integrity and Equality (SHINE) Project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) through Integrity Action and its being implemented in 5 countries, including DRC, Nepal, Occupied Territory of Palestine, Afghanistan and Kenya.. This Project aims to promote among school children a civic character that will result into positive civic engagement that promotes integrity and good governance.

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Launch an integrity education project in South-Kivu

Le Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption (CERC) is delighted to announce the launch of the SHINE project “Students Acting for Honesty, Integrity and Equality”, funded by  Integrity Action. As part of the initiation of the DRC Ministry of Education aimed at educating all school children on the values ​​of democracy and good governance, community life and peace, freedom’s right and obligations and co-management of public and community assets, this Project aims to promote among school children a civic character that will result into positive civic engagement that promotes integrity and good governance. This project will be implemented…

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Help Young People Fight Corruption in DR Congo

Dear partners, I’d like to tell you a bit more about the Anti-Corruption Research Center (CERC) and an exciting new opportunity we have been given. CERC works in Eastern Congo providing provide intensive anti-corruption training to young people. Since we were founded in April 2017, we have trained over 70 young people in anti-corruption strategies. For example, just in may 2017 we have trained 25 youth monitors in South-Kivu  and enable them to be active agents of positive change championing anti-corruption and transparency in their communities by using technology to monitor the implementation of infrastructure projects and services and support them to…

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$750 MILLION IN MINING REVENUES FAILS TO REACH TREASURY IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

A toxic combination of corruption and mismanagement in Democratic Republic of Congo’s revenues agencies and state mining companies is leaching a fifth of all mining revenues away from the state budget, Global Witness reveals today. Its report ‘Regime Cash Machine’ shows that at least $750 million went missing over three years – money that should have been used on vital public services for the Congolese people. The findings come at a time of great political unrest in Congo as the embattled President Joseph Kabila clings to power. “Congo’s mining revenues should be helping to lift its people out of poverty,…

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