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Get to know about the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) and National Chapter of Transparency International (TI).   


The listed publications represent work done by CENTAL or staff members in relations to programs. It also includes work that CENTAL has done in collaboration with other institutions and individuals.  


 

PPP MONITORING REPORT: EDUCATION

The Coalition for Transprency and Accountability in Education, coordinated by the Center for Transparency and Accountabiility in Liberia, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 launched its monitoring report on implementation of the Public Private Patnership Program in Education. Speaking during a press conference held in Monrovia, Mr. Anderson D. Miamen, National Coordinator of the COTAE, expressed deep concerns over issues emanating from the counties resulting from introduction of the PPP program, especially the operation of Bridge International Academies in Grand Basaa, NImba, Bong, Rivercess and other counties.

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Open Expenditure Initiative Report

The Open Expenditure Initiative (OEI) Report is a product of a partnership between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL). With focus on the County Social Development Funds (CSDF) in Montserrado, the report details findings gathered from four (4) districts through Focus Group Discussions and Open Expenditure Forums. The Open Expenditure idea is CENTAL's way of pushing for more openness, and a call for public officials to prioritize the dissemination of expenditure information as they give out budget information.

School Reopening Protocol Compliance Monitoring Report

This report assesses the readiness of schools in Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties to reopen during the Ebola Outbreak, with particular emphasis to the reopening protocols laid down by the Ministry of Education. It presents data on Ebola response in rural communities, schools' compliance with the protocols, and makes recommendations for safe school environments in the midst of the Ebola scourge. 

Resource N U Newsletter

This Newsletter brings to light CENTAL's work in the extractive sector and how it is helping to change the narrative around citizens-officials engagement in terms of public spending. It features the pilot of the Open Expenditure Initiative, pays tribute to fallen Executive Director G. Jasper Cumeh and also reports on other activities implemented during the period.

CURSE OR CURE - How oil Can Boost or Break Liberia's Post-war Recovery

 Report released by Global Witness in collaboration with Liberian partners including CENTAL, LDI, LMI and SDI that are all  founding members of the Liberian Oil and Gas Initiative (LOGI).  LOGI works to strengthen good governance in oil and gas development through broad-based collaboration and participation, promoting socio-economic and political growth in Liberia. 

 

Contract Monitoring Template Document

Report shows a monitoring template created by the Liberia Country Team (LCT) for Effective Procurement Contract Monitoring is a multi-stakeholders platform comprising of civil society organizations, private businesses and government institutions. The platform is coordinated by CENTAL and monitors municipal garbage collection in Monrovia.  The founding members include: Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD), Action for Genuine Democratic Alternative (AGENDA), and Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), Public Procurement and Concession Commission PPCC). 

Importance of Contract Transparency in Municipal Governance - Open city delivers a cleaner city

This report by the Liberia Country Team (LCT) highlights the importance of openness and effective contract management related to waste in the municipality of Monrovia.  The Liberia Country Team (LCT) for Effective Procurement Contract Monitoring is a multi-stakeholders platform comprising of civil society organizations, private businesses and government institutions. The platform is coordinated by CENTAL and monitors municipal garbage collection in Monrovia.  

Keeping Monrovia Clean: Final Report of the Liberia Country Team on Municipal Contract Monitoring:

This report details activities and recommendation from an extensive monitoring of the EMUS and IMPACT projects implemented by the Monrovia City Corporation with financing from the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The Liberia Country Team is a platform coordinated by CENTAL. The  members include: Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD), Action for Genuine Democratic Alternative (AGENDA), and Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), Public Procurement and Concession Commission PPCC). 

Report of the Investigation of Civil Disturbance in the ArcelorMittal Concession Area 

This report was published by the Independent Ad-Hoc Committee to investigate the disturbances in the Arcelor Mittal Concession area, Nimba County, which led to the destruction of the company's property amongst others. The committee was chaired by Dr. Eugene Shannon and the Executive Director of CENTAL was a member.  

CENTAL Newsletter Issue No. 1

This Newsletter  highlights program activities and writings of staff on issues related to transparency and accountability in Liberia.  

CENTAL Newsletter Issue No. 5

This Newsletter highlights program activities and writings of staff on issues related to transparency and accountability in Liberia. It was released in March 2011.

CENTAL Newsletter December, 2011 Issue No. 6

Newsletter of the CENTAL that highlights program activities and writings of staff on issues related to transparency and accountability in Liberia. 

Liberia Local Government Toolkit

This report represents research findings from a  collaboration between CENTAL and Global Integrity. The research was funded by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).