Central Africa Accountable Service Delivery Initiative (CAASDI)
The Central Africa Accountable Service Delivery Initiative, or CAASDI, is an innovative project being developed to promote accountable criminal justice sector service delivery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). CAASDI is being developed by CDA in partnership with BESA: Catalyzing Strategic Change.
In regions such as Central Africa, corruption is rife and one of the greatest obstacles to building effective governmental institutions and ending cycles of violence and instability. Within the criminal justice sector in particular, corruption threatens the sense of security among citizens, provides preferential access to justice, threatens the legitimacy of state institutions and harms overall economic performance. The CAASDI’s approach includes a systemic analysis of public corruption in the criminal justice sector, program design based on explicit theories of change, and incorporation of strong monitoring and evaluation elements.
In August 2015, CDA launched a one-year pilot project in Lubumbashi, DRC through its implementing partner, RCN Justice & Démocratie. The project will develop a network of criminal justice sector stakeholders intent on raising awareness about specific corrupt practices and identifying effective strategies for action against corruption in the local context. The network will promote dialogue and generate effective anti-corruption advocacy through increased collective action.
CDA will work with its partners to capture lessons from this innovative approach to combatting corruption. We hope that these lessons will inform the development of programs in other countries, and contribute to learning in the field of anti-corruption more broadly.
Learning focused blog series
What can we learn about corruption in fragile states?
- What Can We Learn About Corruption in Fragile States?
- Thinking of attending IACC 18 in Denmark?
- Making Power Analysis Useful To Anti-Corruption Programming
- The Financial Journeys of Refugees: Charting a research agenda – Is corruption a relevant framework? by Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson
- What We Learned About Blogging in a Year
- How Corruption Impedes Reconstruction in Iraq after ISIS by Matthew Schweitzer
Challenging the status quo
- Breaking out of the Methodological Cage by Michael Johnston
- 1.39 Cheers for Quantitative Analysis by Michael Johnston
- The Unhelpful Nature of Anti-Corruption Research; As seen by people trying to develop solutions by Mark Pyman
- A helpful response to unhelpful research; and a call for ideas by Mark Pyman
- Do Anti-Corruption Agencies Really Matter? Some Lessons on State Legitimacy from Indonesia by Sergio Gemperle
- Framing Corruption: Do our frames limit our effectiveness? by Diana Chigas
“Kuleta Haki” Systemic analysis of corruption in DRC
- Designing Adaptive Programming – One Theory of Change
- A Systemic Analysis of Corruption in the Criminal Justice System in Lubumbashi, DRC
- Identifying Leverage Points in Systemic Analysis and Planning for Anti-corruption Action
- Finding My Way Around the Corruption System with a Map: Mapping the Effects of an Intervention and Extending Systems Mapping to New Areas
- Why is our anti-corruption program working?
The gender lens
- Are Women Less Corrupt?
- Les femmes sont-elles moins corrompues ?
- A View on Corruption and Gender in Lubumbashi
- La Corruption et le Genre à Lubumbashi : quelques points de vue
- Approaching corruption through the lens of masculinities by Héctor Portillo and Sebastián Molanon
- Is female discrimination in the justice sector corruption?
- Are social norms an important missing link in anti-corruption programming? with Russell Hathaway
- What anti-corruption practitioners should read about social norms with Russell Hathaway
- Recognizing the Potential “Destructive” Power of Social Norms with Russell Hathaway
Corruption, criminal justice and legitimacy mini-series
- Common Approaches to Understanding and Combatting Corruption
- Why the Lid Doesn’t Fit the Pot: The Mismatch Between Corruption and Anti-corruption Programming
- What Makes Corruption Complex?
- Three Critical Factors Missing in Corruption Assessment
- How to deal with the complexity of corruption: Four recommendations for programming
- How Tendering Practices by Anticorruption Research Funders Undermine Research Quality and Credibility
- Final Blog of the Corruption, Criminal Justice and Legitimacy Mini-Series
Police and courts in Northern Uganda
- When Cows Facilitate Court, the Culture of Gifting and Corruption in Modern Courts by Juliet Harty Hatanga
- Three Lessons about Corruption in the Police and Courts in Northern Uganda
- What Dynamics Drive Citizens to Engage in or Accede to Corruption
- What Dynamics Drive Police and Judicial Officers to Engage in Corruption