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Postal Address:
P.O. Box 1312,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone,
West Africa.

Telephone:
+232-22-240995

Fax Number:
+232-22-241054

Email Address:
nag@sierratel.sl

Website Address:
www.accountability-sl.org

 

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Ongoing Activities :

Research

To undertake corruption case studies and research analysis on the extent, effects and trends of corruption in a scientifically rigorous manner. The organization will engage in a variety of studies, including random sampling surveys of the general public, as well as focus group studies carried out by groups of experts. Studies will range from established surveys sanctioned by the Transparency International Movement and TIRI of London, as well as surveys that we develop independently to address important national issues. NAG will make the findings of case studies and research analysis publicly available to government, policy makers, politicians, the media, the business community, NGO’s, and donors, with the intention to influence and affect policy change.

Programs

• Corruption Household Survey (Report Forthcoming)
This random sampling household survey has been carried out nationwide in order to compare perceptions and experiences with corruption and service delivery between the districts in order:
• To gauge the prevalence of corruption among the districts in order to identify “hot spots” of corruption
• To have a clearer idea of the everyday effects of corruption
• To gauge public opinion on the integrity of state institutions
• To get a clearer idea of public opinion on the anti-corruption process


Monitoring

The National Accountability Group will also be engaging in a variety of monitoring exercises, in recognition of the importance of an active civil society in ensuring accountability and transparency in government and the private sector.

Programs

• Accountability in Local Government Initiative


Public Education, Policy Advocacy, and Coalition Building

NAG is intent on carrying out a program of public education as a means of raising public awareness of the causes and effects of corruption, in an effort to initiate a strong commitment from the public to demand an accountable government. NAG also recognizes the importance of civil society’s participation in assisting Parliament and other state institutions by making policy recommendations in the interests of the public, with particular focus on rooting out legislation that presents a risk of corruption. In a similar manner, NAG is dedicated to working with other civil society groups to share ideas and information.

Programs

Accountability Watch (first issue to be released November 2004)
NAG’s quarterly newsletter will focus on important issues of accountability in Sierra Leone. Each issue will focus on a theme, giving important and in-depth discussion of corruption issues facing the country. The newsletter will be available in both print and electronic forms, and the first edition will be released shortly and will be available on this website.

National Accountability Dialogue Forum
This quarterly series of public forums is aimed primarily at the elites of the country within government and civil society in efforts to discuss and address accountability issues in various sectors of government. Prominent speakers are recruited to speak on various topics, while a lengthy question and answer session would allow a broader dialogue on these important issues. The next forum is scheduled for January 2005.
Click here to see reports and photos from previous Forums
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Capacity-Building for Civil Society
NAG hosted a weeklong training series from September 28 to October 1 that included 50 participants, including civil society members from all districts of Sierra Leone, journalists from Freetown, and civil society members from Guinea and Liberia. The training focused on corruption issues, as well as important aspects of local governance, public procurement and budget analysis. NAG plans to continue these capacity-building seminars in the future, with plans to target religious leaders from throughout the Mano River Union for the next training.

National Anti-Corruption Strategy
NAG has been actively involved in a coalition with the Anti-Corruption Commission’s Prevention Department as well as other stakeholders to draft the ACC’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy through a series of stakeholder meetings, focus group discussions in the provinces, and research through the Corruption Household Survey. The report which will be the blueprint of the ACC’s strategy to prevent corruption will be launched on December 9, Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Day.

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