Assessing Anti-Corruption, Accountability, and Transparency Measures in South Sudan

Date: 31 August 2015

Location: 2:00p.m - 5:30p.m, Gudele Hall, Juba Grand Hotel

Organizer: The Sudd Institute & UNDP

 

The interim period marked South Sudan’s entry into the formulation of institutions of governance, instituting laws and regulations for economic governance, accountability, justice, security, and human rights, among others. Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Audit Chamber, Judiciary, and the Parliament, to list just a few, were formed to primarily promote these values.

 

This study assesses the effectiveness of anti-corruption, accountability, and transparency measures in South Sudan. It finds that, despite a gamut of initiatives, both legal and administrative, South Sudan’s corruption remains pervasive, presumably owing to incredibly ineffective accountability and transparency measures. While the local law generally forbids corruption and advocates transparency, pragmatically, there have never been any known prosecutions since the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) was created a decade ago.

 

To establish the extent of corruption and application of accountability and transparency mechanisms, the Sudd Institute in partnership with UNDP, is sponsoring a public lecture.

 

Presenter

Augustino Ting Mayai, Policy Analyst, The Sudd Institute

 

Discussants

Hon. Steven Wondu, Chairperson, The Audit Chamber

 

Ariik Reng, Manager, Eye Radio

 

Dr. James Okuk, Professor/Diplomat, University of Juba/Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Moderator

Dr. Nyambura Wambugu, Professor, University of Juba

 

 

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