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Staring at the dilapidated one-room building, Philip Duah knew that Project 12 was a sham. “The municipal assembly said the project – a new high school building – was at 90% status and ongoing,” said Duah, the Director of ABAK Foundation, a small non-profit that runs a primary school for low-income children and serves as… Read More

The Center for International Enterprise (CIPE) has taken a big step forward in its efforts to fight corruption by launching a new Rapid Response Anti-Corruption website.  Hosted by CIPE’s Anti-Corruption and Governance Center (ACGC), the new online hub gathers anti-corruption activists, thought leaders, and practitioners who are committed to engaging in swift interventions to combat… Read More

Reporting on corruption in Sudan was life-threatening work during the dictatorship of Omar Al-Bashir. At a recent gathering of local investigative journalists organized by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Al-Khatim Adlan Center for Enlightenment (KACE), one reporter described how her car was followed and then rammed by another vehicle while she… Read More

Sudan’s pro-democratic revolution ended a long-standing autocracy, but there remains a long path ahead for improving the country’s governance. Public sector corruption threatens the emerging democracy as unscrupulous practices continue to dominate the political arena.  One part of the puzzle for dealing with public corruption is a robust system for declaring the assets of government… Read More

The fate of El Salvador’s new anti-corruption commission is in doubt. Its biggest friend or most challenging foe will be the politician who founded it two years ago: El Salvador’s 39-year old populist president Nayib Bukele. Bukele rose to power on an anti-corruption platform aimed at correcting the abuse that has haunted El Salvador’s recent… Read More

Part I: The December Revolution Sudan’s third revolution began suddenly in December 2018 after nearly thirty years of oppressive rule under President Omar Al-Bashir. Peaceful demonstrations sparked by price hikes on essential goods like bread and fuel led thousands of protestors to take to the streets. Beginning in the northern town of Atbara, the protests… Read More

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