Projects in Africa have varied from preventing misappropriation of malaria medicines to increasing transparency in the local education system. In Cameroon, ASYOUSED applied a successful communication plan by distributing a “Development Corner” newsletter that clearly informed the community of the project’s goals. In Kenya, the ACT! developed regular in-country project monitoring of their efforts to reduce educational sector corruption.

We are currently concluding the pilot phase of the Citizen Action Platform (CAP) in Uganda. The program has had a major impact on reducing corruption at the clinical level and demonstrated workable modalities well suited for reducing corruption at a national scale. Therefore, PTF and ACCU, in partnership with UNICEF’s Ureport program, are planning to expand the program beginning in January 2017, with the goal of national penetration by the end of 2019.

Read more about our activities in Africa in the pages below.

  • Combatting Corruption at the University of Siantou Complex in Cameroon

    In April 2010, the IGI-Focal Integrity Team for Cameroon (IGI-FITCAM) received financial support from PTF to replicate the experience of the 2009 Buea State University project at the University of Siantou Complex. The effort was a means to capture and spread the momentum for transparency and accountability to other mainstream higher education institutions throughout the national territory and thus pull political pressure to bear on the administrators of these educational institutions to clean up corruption.

  • University of Buea Phase II

    Citizen’s mobilization efforts against corruption contained in the context of the IGI-FITCAM/PTF university transparency initiative in Cameroon (UB 2009-2011), constitute a valid approach in translating citizens’ knowledge about corruption into citizen’s action against corruption.

  • Curbing Corruption at Buea University in Cameroon

    The International Governance Institute, Focal Integrity Team for Cameroon (IGI-FITCAM) on May 1st 2009, received financial support from Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) to conduct a project geared at strengthening the University of Buea’s internal mechanisms for curbing financial mismanagement and corruption and to thereby enhance UB’s institutional performance and reduce wastage of scares public resources.

  • Holding Local Government Accountable in Mombasa

    This PTF supported program was formulated to address the continued exclusion of Kenyan citizens from decision making on public issues that affect their lives. It was noted that the exclusion provided a ripe environment for corruption, diversion of public power and resources to the hands of a few, undermining of public trust in public institutions, creation of unequal opportunities for citizens to participate in development and overall affected the provision of public service.

  • Local Government Budget Accountability in Kenya

    Evidence from Vihiga Municipal Council in western Kenya indicates gross abuse of local authority resources e.g. up to the tune of over Ksh. 30 million between 2008/09 and 2009/10 financial years. It is this abuse that led CLARION to intervene, with the aim of contributing to improved accountability and management of public funds.

  • Improving School Resource Management in Cameroon

    To increase education outcomes and improve on service delivery, Action Group for Democracy and Good Governance collaborated with the school principal of Government Bilingual High School Limbe to monitor service delivery and introduce in-house measures designed to counter corruption and improve on the resource management of PTA and SMB funded activities and programs in GBHS Limbe.

  • Reducing Corruption in Local Revenue Collection in Upper West Region, Ghana

    Internally Generated Funds are resources mobilized locally to meet local development objectives and improve the quality of life for citizens in Ghana. People’s Action to Win Life All-around (PAWLA), a local NGO, started an ambitious and smartly designed project, aiming to eliminate opportunities for corruption within the collection and management of the IGF.

  • Improving Governance Through Participatory Budgeting and Community Monitoring in Cameroon

    ASYOUSED designed this project's activities to empower city council members and their constituents to make subsequent use of participatory decision-making tools in order to define, track and evaluate projects and the corresponding budgets.

  • Community Monitoring and Participatory Budgeting in 10 Schools in Ghana

    Action for Rural Education (ARE), a Ghanaian CSO, decided to get involved and engage a range of important stakeholders, including students, teachers, principals, parents, and local education officials to monitor the funding process at 10 basic schools in Ghana’s coastal region through a project named “Promoting Accountable Governance in Education” (PAGE). The project’s objective was to curb corruption and mismanagement with a specific focus on the capitation grant and textbook allocations, elicit buy-in from all stakeholders and ultimately create ownership by all parties to contribute to better education outcomes.

  • Improving Transparency and Accountability in Public Procurement in Cross River State, Nigeria

    A Nigerian civil society organization, the Development Alternatives and Resource Center (DARC), set out to work with the State office on Due Process and Price Intelligence Department (DPPID) to document the procurement process, build inclusive capacity across all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and thereby helped the administration achieve an outstanding return on investment through its enhanced procurement processes, saving public monies and making progress toward better service delivery for citizens in Cross River State.