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? by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Kiely Barnard-Webster
Designing Adaptive Programming – One Theory of Change by Kiely Barnard-Webster
Making Power Analysis Useful To Anti-Corruption Programming by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
Common Approaches to Understanding and Combatting Corruption by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
Why the Lid Doesn’t Fit the Pot: The Mismatch Between Corruption and Anti-corruption Programming by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
What Makes Corruption Complex? by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
Three Critical Factors Missing in Corruption Assessment by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
How to deal with the complexity of corruption: Four recommendations for programming by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
How Tendering Practices by Anticorruption Research Funders Undermine Research Quality and Credibility by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas
Final Blog of the Corruption, Criminal Justice and Legitimacy Mini-Series by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
Breaking out of the Methodological Cage by Michael Johnston
Are Women Less Corrupt? by Kiely Barnard-Webster
A View on Corruption and Gender in Lubumbashi by Kiely Barnard-Webster
1.39 Cheers for Quantitative Analysis by Michael Johnston
Your Donor is Not Evil by Alex Snider
Three Lessons about Corruption in the Police and Courts in Northern Uganda by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
What Dynamics Drive Citizens to Engage in or Accede to Corruption by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
What Dynamics Drive Police and Judicial Officers to Engage in Corruption by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
Thinking of attending IACC 18 in Denmark? by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
When Cows Facilitate Court, the Culture of Gifting and Corruption in Modern Courts by Juliet Harty Hatanga