USAID Supports Senegal's Fight Against Corruption

USAID Deputy Director Alfreda Brewer chats with Senegal’s Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye before the anti-corruption workshop.
USAID Deputy Director Alfreda Brewer chats with Senegal’s Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye before the anti-corruption workshop.

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The National Action Plan against Corruption is the first product to be validated and adopted by stakeholders from different sectors of the commission and forwarded to the head of state.

As part of its Good Governance program in Senegal, the U.S. Agency for International Development supported the National Commission for the Fight against Corruption and Misappropriation in operationalizing the National Plan for the fight against corruption.

A two-day workshop brought together about 50 participants to discuss the plan in areas ranging from Health and Education, local and natural resources management, and non-state actors.

"This plans enables non-state actors to assume the role of monitoring and warning, as well as monitoring the implementation of public policies and transparency in the public service,” USAID/Senegal Deputy Mission Director Alfreda Brewer told the gathering. “The involvement of civil society can be a major advancement of good governance in Senegal because of the interest in increasing citizen participation in public affairs.”

The National Action Plan against Corruption is the first product to be vetted and adopted by stakeholders from different sectors of the commission, and to be forwarded to the head of state.

Following the evaluation of proposed implementation of the Plan, the working groups proposed a new short and medium term implementation plan which will span 2012-2016. The workshop also defined the terms of reference for the national coalition to fight against corruption which will drive the implementation of the plan.

It is in this context that the Platform of Non State Actors worked for the establishment of an observatory of non-state actors around the NCCP.

The platform, which includes more than 500 umbrella organizations, has an overall goal of promoting the participation of all segments of Senegalese society, particularly private sector organizations, labor unions, organizations of civil society economic, social and cultural development of the nation in a dialogue with the government, communities and development partners to accelerate sustainable economic development of Senegal.

As entities represented in all fourteen regions of Senegal, NSAs have decided to support the government and the state in their efforts to make good governance the lynchpin of successful development. Through dialogue and cooperation with the new permanent authorities, the NSAs intend to give this new socially based governance national scope and anchor it in society.

Last updated: July 25, 2014

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