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

$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

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Civil Society Organisations will be trained on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in Bukavu

Civil Society Organisations will be trained on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in Bukavu

From 24 to 26 October 2017, the Anti-Corruption Research Center (CERC) and selected anti-corruption experts and practitioners will organize a training workshop for civil society organizations on the review mechanism of the UN Convention Against corruption (UNCAC). The 3-day training workshop will be held in Bukavu and will gather more than 40 participants and experts from 4 provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo including Tanganyika, North-Kivu and South-Kivu. The Convention is

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25 youth trained in anticorruption strategies and community integrity building in Uvira

25 youth trained in anticorruption strategies and community integrity building in Uvira

On Saturday, 15 July, CERC organized a training course on anti-corruption strategies and on Community Integrity Building benefiting 25 youth. The workshop was aimed to provide youth, civil society organizations and academic institutions in Uvira with strategies and tools to fight against corruption. In the first part of the seminar, the phenomenon of corruption was explained on the basis of different definitions and the importance of anti-corruption measures was discussed. The participants

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Working Paper : Engaging both women and men in the Community Integrity Building!

Working Paper : Engaging both women and men in the Community Integrity Building!

Overview Increasingly, programs for building community integrity must engaging both women and men to affect attitudes change. Findings from different research and study are underscoring the need to engage both sexes together, since their joint involvement facilitates key changes in related gender roles and inequalities (Heise, 2011, Michau et al., 2015, Jewkwa wr al., 2015, Greene and Levack, 2010). However, there is little formal evidence on the effectiveness of mixed-sex approaches,

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CERC plans to launch “Integrity Idol”, a nationwide campaign run by citizens in search for honest government officials. 

CERC plans to launch “Integrity Idol”, a nationwide campaign run by citizens in search for honest government officials. 

Integrity Idol is a global campaign that started in Nepal in 2014, then reached Liberia in 2015, Pakistan and Mali in 2016 and has now plan to set its foot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). As the name suggests, this campaign is an initiative taken to recognize and honor those civil servants of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have been working with integrity and veracity. This

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CERC is delighted to publish its first Corruption Perception Survey for South-Kivu.

CERC is delighted to publish its first Corruption Perception Survey for South-Kivu.

This report is a compilation of the results of our first households corruption perception survey conducted in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo by the Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption. In total 980 people has been interviewed. Results will be used to help government, civil society and the private sector to formulate and implement policies and programs to strengthening integrity and good governance in DRC and thereby reduce corrupt practices. Download:  Corruption Perception

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