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Learning Report | The Human Cost of Kleptocracy: What We Learned from 3 Years of Fighting Kleptocracy in Central Africa

Blog by: Max Levites | Report by: Elsa Peraldi The fight against kleptocracy gained a massive boost in the last year, in no small part thanks to the Biden administration’s new strategy to combat global corruption and deny kleptocrats the opportunity to use the American and global financial systems to hide their illicit gains. Russia’s…

CTAP Event at Open Gov Week 2022: Health-focused OGP Commitments Matter

Author: Izabela Chmielewska   OVERVIEW During Open Gov Week in May 2022, Global Integrity and our COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP) partners in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and Cameroon gathered for a conversation about advancing primary health in Africa through the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and its multi-stakeholder processes.  The event gave firsthand insights from…

How are civil society organizations in Africa tracking service delivery?

The disparity of the government response to COVID-19 and the lack of disaggregated data on expenditures directed towards recovery has made it hard to track the effectiveness of service delivery.  To close this gap, the CTAP project looks at the allocation of emergency resources by seven African governments (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Liberia, Nigeria, and…

COVID-19 Transparency and accountability in Africa: our work and reflections to date

African governments response to COVID-19 has been overshadowed by instances of waste, mismanagement, and blatant corruption. Issues like unlawful procurement, political use of monetary and other reliefs, and the diversion of funds have led many communities to deal with the hardship of the pandemic in economic and social isolation. This has further hindered citizens’ trust…