A very weak mobilization against corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, the corruption has not yet received the full attention of the country’s authorities, despite the fact that the country is ranked 147th out of 168 in the latest Transparency International’s Global Corruption Perception Index. Misappropriation of revenues in the mining and telecommunication sectors, tax evasion and money laundering is the most serious evil affecting the country’s ranking. Up to US $15 billion are estimated to be losted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to corruption. The Government The DRC lacks a legal arsenal in the fight against…

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Engaging community members to build integrity in South-Kivu.

During community consultation in Fizi territory, 11 may 2017 Since may 8, 2017, we are conducting our first Households Corruption Survey to take a close perception of corruption in South Kivu. During this survey, we regroups community members to whom we provide trainings on how they can build integrity and hold both local government, implementing agencies. service providers and NGOs to account. The motivated people mobilise other people in their own community. The communities’ biggest focus is the monitoring the delivery of public services in education, health and the implementation of infrastructure projects in…

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The Anti-Corruption Research Center is determined to increase the positive impact of civil society organisations in development, from the grassroots to policy-making.

On May 13, 2017, a total of 40 persons from 23 grassroots organisations in Uvira were trained in anti-corruption strategies and provided with social accountability approach and tools such as the Community Integrity Building, DevelopmentCheck Online platform and Health and Education Assessment tools. The participants were encouraged to adapt the tools to fit their settings and situations as all them indicated that they didn’t have anything to use regarding the collection of beneficiary findings. We hope to see this work scaling up beyond civil society on the introduction…

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Bob Dole, Trump campaign aide to lobby for Congolese government

The troubled government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is pouring millions of dollars into a new Washington lobbying campaign featuring prominent Republicans.  Among those working on the Congolese effort: former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole and Adnan Jalil, who worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign helping it communicate with Congress. Also involved is Jason Epstein , a longtime lobbyist who has represented the Turkish embassy and other foreign clients. Epstein is former director of legislative affairs at B’nai B’rith International, according to his online biography. In an unusual arrangement, the lobbying campaign on behalf…

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The DRC records annual tax evasion of US $ 15 billion

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) records annual tax fraud and misappropriations estimated to US $ 15 billion, while its 2016 annual budget is around five billion. The special adviser of the Head-State in charge of good governance and the fight against corruption, Luzolo Bambi denounced this paradox on Monday 4 May in Kinshasa. “Corruption has become endemic. We must stop it and continue what has been done before but otherwise today” “The financing of terrorism and money laundering is when we see the danger of terrorism today and the expression of money laundering in terms of infrastructure and…

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CERC trained 27 monitors in Uvira

Young people during a training session in CIB organised by CERC in april 2017 The CERC was set up in 2017 as part of effort to raise citizen’s voice on issues relating to the failing rate of infrastructure projects and social basic services in the communities in which they live. The CERC realised that it needed to develop a programme linked with innovative participatory approaches. In april 2017, 27 community monitors drawn from approximately 5 local villages and townships have been trained in social accountability. The monitors…

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