Tag: rapid response

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

Connected Development (CODE) Chief Executive and Follow The Money (FTM) founder, Hamzat Lawal, recently sat down with CIPE’s Anti-Corruption and Governance Center (ACGC) to share more about his story and anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria and across Africa. Lawal recently participated in ACGC’s COVID-19 and Corruption event on June 24th entitled The Rapid Responders, a discussion… Read More

Two months (and what seems like a lifetime) ago, CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center embarked on an effort to explore what the COVID-19 pandemic means for our anti-corruption work. We considered conducting an exploration quietly and internally by reading the dozens of publicly available expert analyses, talking to our partners and peer NGOs around the… Read More