Projects Since 2004

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Strengthening Budget Monitoring through citizens Participation– this project sought to strengthen monitoring of the National Budget through citizen participation with collaboration from religious leaders. Activities included community interactive forums, engagement with the legislators and the media.

Funding: National Endowment for Democracy (NED)


African Parliamentarian Network against Corruption (APNAC) Liberia Chapter Launched – facilitated the establishment of an APNAC branch in the Liberian Legislature. CENTAL serves as the secretariat of the network.

Funding: Global Rights


Asset Disclosure Project – the project promoted the importance of asset disclosure as a measure to prevent corruption in Liberia.

Funding: USAID/DAI


Access to Information Project– survey of barriers and state of access to information in the public and private sector- Report outcome was called “Piercing the Veil of Secrecy”

Funding: Open Society Initiatives for West Africa (OSIWA)


GEMAP Monitoring – monitoring and accessing the effectiveness of GEMAP in its first year.

Funding: Self-sponsored


The Campaign (Finance) Monitoring Project – diligently and meticulously followed candidates’ campaign activities, with the object of helping create a level playing field where no candidate could be unduly disadvantaged by the other in terms of administrative resource abuse, vote buying, overspending, illegal party financing, etc. The project was implemented by a coalition of four organizations with CENTAL the lead organization.

Funding: International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES)


The Coalition against Corruption (CAC) Petition Project – fifteen thousand (15000) signatures of citizens across Liberia were collected and presented to the the National Transitional Government of Liberia on July 21, 2005 to sign and ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption. CAC comprised eleven (11) civil society organizations.

Funding: National Democratic Institute (NDI)


Advocacy Training Workshop – project done in collaboration with USAID/LTI to train CSOs/PVOs various methods and basis for advocacy.

Funding: USAID/Liberia Transitional Initiatives (LTI)


The GRC Nationwide Consultations – facilitated the GRC nationwide consultations in a bid to consult on reform alternatives for Liberia.

Funding: Governance Reform Commission


The Liberian media against corruption project – determined how the Media, especially the print, reported corruption stories daily.

Funding: USAID/LTI


 

Roundtable on the effects of corruption in Liberia – CENTAL emergence as a principal actor in the fight against corruption in Liberia needed to be informed by varied perspective on the pervasiveness of corruption in the society.  Utilizing funds from NDI, CENTAL held a roundtable conference on the status of corruption in the nation.

Funding: National Democratic Institute (NDI)


 

The RIA Survey– project determined the relationship existing between customers, especially travelers, and personnel of the Roberts International Airport; whether it is cordial and one based on effective and efficient service provision and not one characterized by exploitation and other mal-practices against port-users.

Funding: Self-sponsored


 

The Effect of Low Wages and Non-payment of Wages on the Performance of Public Sector Employees – this survey was conducted to determine the impact low income and the non-payment of wages had on public servants vis-à-vis corruption, and how it also impacted their performance.

Funding: Self-sponsored