Central Africa Accountable Service Delivery Initiative (CAASDI)

Project Overview

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.

"Justice Without Corruption, It’s Possible – I’m Committed"

A Final Evaluation Report

This evaluation examined what elements of the Kuleta Haki pilot project have catalyzed change within participants and beyond, based on the project’s theory of change. It looked at whether the theory of change is proving valid, why this is so, and what needs to be altered to increase the likelihood of making a difference on corruption in the criminal justice system (CJS) in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo?

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

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

Identifying Leverage Points in Systemic Analysis and Planning for Anti-corruption Action by Peter Woodrow

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

Les femmes sont-elles moins corrompues ?

A View on Corruption and Gender in Lubumbashi by Kiely Barnard-Webster

La Corruption et le Genre à Lubumbashi : quelques points de vue

1.39 Cheers for Quantitative Analysis by Michael Johnston

Who is Leading the Fight Against Corruption? A Review of European Bilateral Donors by Hank Nelson

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

Finding My Way Around the Corruption System with a Map: Mapping the Effects of an Intervention and Extending Systems Mapping to New Areas by Peter Woodrow

The Unhelpful Nature of Anti-Corruption Research; As seen by people trying to develop solutions by Mark Pyman

Do Anti-Corruption Agencies Really Matter? Some Lessons on State Legitimacy from Indonesia by Sergio Gemperle

When Cows Facilitate Court, the Culture of Gifting and Corruption in Modern Courts by Juliet Harty Hatanga

The Financial Journeys of Refugees: Charting a research agenda – Is corruption a relevant framework? by Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson

Framing Corruption: Do our frames limit our effectiveness? by Diana Chigas

Why is our anti-corruption program working? by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church

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