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Strengthening Governance and Accountability Project

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Pact is strengthening governance and accountability in Cambodia by addressing corruption at the national level and by increasing the accountability of the local administrations (known as commune councils) to citizens at the subnational level.

 

Name: Strengthening Governance and Accountability Project
Duration: September 27, 2005 - September 30, 2010
Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The project has two components: 1) Local Administration and Reform, and 2) the Mainstreaming Anti-Corruption for Equity Program.

The local administration and reform component uses a multidimensional approach designed to build the capacity of local civil society in supporting Cambodia's decentralization process, with attention to good governance, under-represented populations, and natural resource management woven throughout. Four principles of good governance-participation, partnership, transparency and accountability at the local and national levels-guide the component's activities.

Building upon the successes of the USAID-supported Anti-Corruption Coordinated Action Program, including the Clean Hands campaign (see archived ACCAP project), the anticorruption equability component is training journalists, working with the Royal Government of Cambodia on Freedom of Information legislation, developing transparency and watchdog mechanisms with an eye on extractive industries, and working to broaden political will and increase the number of actors engaged in anticorruption activities.

 

 

Partners

 

VBNK
Silaka
Women's Media Center
Women for Prosperity
Economic Institute of Cambodia
Neutral & Impartial Committee for Free & Fair Elections in Cambodia (NICFC)

 

 

Staff contacts

 

Georgia Beans
Country Representative
gbeans@pactworld.org

 

Leonardo Hosh
Programs Director, Washington, DC
lhosh@pacthq.org

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