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The Liberia Local Governance Toolkit is a tool for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of Liberia's governance and anti-corruption mechanisms at the county level. The Sub-National Integrity Indicators and scorecards for each county, like their national Integrity Indicators counterparts, are characterized by an innovative, award-winning research methodology; a robust peer review process; and start-to-finish transparency.
Key Findings Overview:
All of the fieldwork involved with producing the Liberia Local Governance Toolkit was carried out by a local team of in-country experts: researchers at the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) who poured hundreds of hours of effort into generating a unique toolkit examining governance and corruption issues at the county level. We are grateful for their dedication and commitment.
This county-level research in Liberia suggests a number of key findings, among them: that civil society organizations (CSOs) in Liberian counties are relatively vibrant and strong; that the media exhibit a strong overall performance; the near-absence of whistle blowing protections at the county level is a major gap in the anti-corruption framework; the weak implementation of safeguards to regulate conflicts of interest in the local civil service are problematic; ineffective property rights pose challenges; and that political influence over county law enforcement remains a problem.
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