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CDA is looking for a new Executive Director! We are asking for your help in identifying strong candidates. Please click below to read the letter from CDA’s Board Chair and the job description.

CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA) is a non-profit organization committed to improving the effectiveness of those who work to provide humanitarian assistance, engage in peace practice, support sustainable development, and conduct corporate operations in a socially responsible manner. We combine rigorous analysis with pragmatic field-level work and deliver practical tools to field staff and policymakers alike.

Our vision is a future where communities and nations demonstrate resilience, drive their own development, and resolve conflicts without resorting to armed violence. CDA’s mission is to advance that vision by supporting the application of lessons from collaborative learning processes to improve effective and accountable engagements that result in significant, positive, lasting change for people and societies.

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Peter Woodrow

July 19, 2016

A Systemic Analysis of Corruption in the Criminal Justice System in Lubumbashi, DRC

Corruption is a complex adaptive system, and implementers must continuously reassess the system and the effects of an intervention and adjust programming accordingly. In this vein, I traveled to Lubumbashi in April, 2016 to facilitate a systems analysis among the local anti-corruption network. During analysis we paid particular attention to abuse of preventive detention and police custody. The analysis of information provided by members of the local network generated a systems “map” of corruption, which was then refined and validated by network members.

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