Support to Transparency, Accountability, Oversight and Participation

What is the Programme About?

 UNDP turned over 50 wind-up solar radios to the Carter Center through the Liberia Anti-corruption Commission (LACC) to promote access to information

The Government of Liberia has prioritized promoting transparent and accountable governance in its national development strategy, the Agenda for Transformation (AFT) as a key tenet for enhancing good governance.

The Support to Transparence, Accountability, Oversight and Participation (STAOP) Program therefore aims to support the government in achieving this major goal, working through and with the Liberia Anticorruption Commission (LACC), the key agency charged with spearheading the fight against corruption in Liberia.

Specifically, STOAP Program aims to build the institutional capacity of LACC; strengthen systems and processes as well staff capacities for investigating and prosecuting corruption; and build anticorruption coalitions among civil society organizations and ordinary citizens to increase transparency and accountability in governance processes.

What have we accomplished so far?

2015

-Provided support for and carried out the annual celebration of International Anti-Corruption Day activities in the country

-Legislature engaged and Code of Conduct has now been passed into law.  A workshop with stakeholders was held and strategies for the implementation of the Code of Conduct discussed. A final copy of the code of conduct was sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for printing and circulation.

-A technical working session with 90 participants comprising 33 procurement officials held and knowledge on performance audits, imparted to participants.

-A technical working committee comprising the LACC, MOE, CSOs, PUL and the Youth Ambassadors, visited the ten assessed schools and attained an agreement from both the student leaderships and authorities to establish student integrity clubs (SICs) in the schools.

-The PPCC organized workshops in five counties (Bong, Bomi, Grand Gedeh, Sinoe & Nimba Counties) with county officials, line ministries, and oversight institutions to raise awareness on Performance Audits and identify programming, procedural and management systems gaps within county administrations.

- The capacity of five integrity institutions assessed by a national consultant to ascertain their level of compliance with the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) focusing on Article 9, which places emphasis on public procurement. An UNCAC Action Plan was developed for implementation.

-A national consultant hired in May 2014 has since provided technical and legal support to the LACC in investigating and prosecuting corruption.

- Fifty civil society actors from more than 50 civil society organizations were trained in the collection of revenue from the extractive sector, the management of resources and the awarding of contracts.

-The Governance Commission (GC) hired the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) of Ghana and two training courses were held for members of civil society organizations in (a) Resource mobilization and proposal Writing and (b) Monitoring and Tracking Local Government Expenditure. WACSI also delivered a TOT training in Capacity Building and CSO Advocacy and Employment.

2014

-Code of Conduct for public servants debated by both Houses of the Legislature. The Bill submitted to the President, was signed into Law.

-A One day consultative meeting of stakeholders led by the Governance Commission produced a strategy for the implementation of the Code of Conduct. 5,000 copies of the Code of Conduct were printed and distributed to Government Ministries, agencies, commissions and other institutions.

-A technical working session with 90 participants comprising 33 procurement held and knowledge on performance audits, shared.

-Ten education bulletins constructed, sites identified and awaiting installation at ten schools assessed by the LACC on corruption in Liberia's Education Sector. 

-1000, copies of the Governance Assessment of the Ministries of Health and Education  reports printed and distributed to stakeholders. 

-workshop held in targeted counties  (Bomi, Bong, Grand Gedeh, Sinoe & Nimba) with county administration officials, line ministries and oversight institutions, to raise awareness on performance audits and identify programming, procedural and management systems gaps within county administrations and to strengthen corruption prevention capacities.

-LEITI’s capacity stregthened to engage sector monitoring agencies and extractive companies to support quality and credible EITI reporting in keeping with set standards, following the participation of Two of LEITI staff,  in a Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning training course in Ghana.

- A technical training held in lower Bong County for local civil society actors to enhance CSOs capacity through broadening their understanding on the collection of revenue from the extractive sector, the management of resources and the awarding of concessions as a way of promoting transparency and accountability in natural resource management.   Fifty (50) civil society actors from more than 15 local organizations were trained.

 

Who Finances It?



Year

Donor  

Amount

2014

UNDP

$440,000.00 (US$156,000 approved)

2013 UNDP
US$265,395

 

Delivery in Previous Year

Year

Amount

2014
US$140,545.00
2013 US$227,440.00

 

 

 

 

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