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Profile of CENTAL

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The Center for Transparency and Accountability (CENTAL) is a civil society organization and national chapter of Transparency International (TI), the global coalition against corruption with chapters and networks in more than 120 countries worldwide. Since 2004, we have led and sustained active civil society engagement with integrity building and anti-corruption efforts in Liberia. During this period, we have engaged and partnered with diverse stakeholders, including ordinary citizens, local and national officials, international NGOs, bilateral and multilateral institutions, private sector, media, and other civil society organizations respectively. All of these interactions have allowed us to develop key competencies, including but not limited to practical research, policy and evidence-based advocacy, development and use of participatory methodologies and tools, integrity system building and strengthening, and networking and coalition building. We have also worked in key sectors and on critical issues, including Land, Mining, Education, Natural Resources, Budget, Health, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes, Trafficking in Persons, and Procurement.

We are member of key coalitions, networks and platforms, including but not limited to the followings: Coalition for Transparency and Accountability in Education (COTAE), National Integrity Forum (NIF); Open Government Partnership (OGP); Liberia Freedom of Information Coalition (LFIC); Education Sector Development Committee (ESDC); Civil Society Working Group on Land Reform in Liberia; and the Local Education Group (LEG).

Among other things, CENTAL has provided expert opinions on numerous legislations, national budgets and other policy discussions/documents - Land Authority Bill; Land Rights Act; Freedom of Information (FOI) Law; President’s respond to Reparations, Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) Act; Liberia Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) Act; Code of Conduct for Public officials and employees; and Education Reform Act of 2011. Also, CENTAL collaborated with the Governance Commission to formulate and popularize the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NAS) that has led to the creation of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and passage of key legislations to sustain and enhance the fight against corruption and efforts to promote integrity values and the culture of transparency and accountability in Liberia.

CENTAL has built strong partnerships with local and international donors including Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (USAID LAVI), Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption (USAID LPAC), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), USAID Internews, Action Aid, European Union, United Nations Development Fund (UNDP), Embassy of Sweden, amongst others.



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