|Overview : |
As Liberia straddles the humanitarian-development axis, unobstructed access to rule of law institutions and dishonesty remains a decisive factor in efforts to rebuild societies and create an enabling environment that contributes to poverty reduction, sustainable growth and development, gender equality and guarantees for the respect and protection of human rights. In fragile States, national and local capacities must be empowered to respond to immediate justice and security needs, ensuring that peace dividends are translated into inclusive growth. In this regard, rule of law remains a core pillar of the United Nation’s response to the Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations Joint Rule of Law Programme seeks to address key developmental challenges by supporting the national response to corruption by strengthening the relevant legal framework and enabling the media to conduct investigative journalism which are crucial for responding to corruption.
The Programme will seek to support and work with crucial oversight and monitoring institutions to effectively monitor, advocate and report on corrupt practices so as to ensure compliance and accountability. The Programme supports an enabling environment for growth and development by strengthening transparency institutions to increase accountability and combat corruption, while introducing policy and structural reforms to ensure that the judiciary and relevant law enforcement agencies—in close collaboration with other relevant sectors—provide timely, credible, predictable and acceptable responses to Impunity and weak accountability mechanisms that constitute obstacles to Liberia’s socio-economic development.
The Programme also engages with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and the media to foster grassroots voices, accountability, and civic engagement and more especially, develop capacity thereby creating space for citizen participation and voices regarding the promotion institutionalizing of transparency, integrity and accountability in governance at all levels.
UNDP seeks proposals from qualified CSOs/CBOs to:
To conduct study on factors that fuel corruption and its patterns.
Provide training and support CSOs and the media to monitor and investigate corruption cases.
Develop and support public mechanisms for citizens to report corruption through anonymous or other means.
They will work closely with the Rule of Law Joint program for guidance in the process.
CELINING FOR GRANT - USD 100,000
To conduct study on factors that fuel corruption and their patterns - $60,000
- Provide training and support CSOs and the media to monitor and investigate corruption cases - $45,000