December 8, 2017

Election Project 2016

Coverage area: Country wide

Donor: Electoral Institute of Southern Africa

Brief Summary

Transparency International Zambia conducted a project on elections to assist electoral process stakeholders to detect and document corrupt practices during the Electoral process. The project paid special emphasis on the campaign period as it is the period that most election observers, both domestic and foreign, have identified as the time when corruption of the electorate is likely to occur. The project outlined the various practices that may be corruption related during elections. It also focused on the Election Day when voting takes place, during the counting transmission and announcement of election results.

The project was aimed at contributing to the prevention, detection and reporting of corruption in accordance with the Electoral Act, the Anti-Corruption Commission Act and the Electoral code of Conduct and the Constitution of Zambia. It’s also aimed at helping to identify the forms and ways in which these malpractices occur and report them to relevant authorities for remedial measures.

Objectives:

This project was intended to be a resource that will be used by electoral process stakeholders. Its main purpose is to equip them with the necessary information that will assist them identify Electoral corruption and other electoral malpractices in their various forms during the Electoral process with the following objectives:

  • To provides basic information on corruption in the Electoral process.

  • To familiarize the various Electoral process stakeholders on existing regulations that discourage Electoral corruption.

  • To provide the tools by which corruption in Elections can be identified and prevented

  • To also Serve as a prevention tool to corrupt practices during Elections

  • To enable Electoral process stakeholders to collect concrete data on Electoral corruption which will be used to develop tools to prevent and act on it.

  1. Citizens Engagement in Domestic Accountability CEDA Finish project

Coverage area: Kasama, Mansa, Kapiri Mposhi, Choma and Chongwe Districts

Donor: Finnish Embassy

Project Span: October 2015 to September, 2016

Status: ended

Brief summary

The CEDA project was aimed at increasing the participation of citizens in the implementation of public projects by promoting accountability and transparency in the communities where the projects are implemented.

The project also conducted other activities such as Capacity building of Community Notice Board members (CNBs) on Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) and its operations in all the five target districts as well as generating of ALAC Information materials.

The project also entailed that more citizens and communities access information on anti-corruption initiatives and improve the ability and numbers of citizens actively taking action in anti -corruption activities with the ability to demand for transparency and accountability in the delivery of public services by 2016.

Objectives

  • To facilitate collaboration and collective action between service providers and citizens in the implementation of CDF, FISP and Land administration; and in the promotion of transparency and accountability at the local level (community) by 2016.

  • To increase citizen’s access to simplified and user friendly information on how to prevent and combat corruption by 2015.

  • To expand the collaboration with identified community level organizations, stakeholders and citizens so as to reach a wider sector of society and engage them in the anti-corruption fight by 2015.

  • To increase Citizens’ demands and other Actions on Corruption by 2016.

Achievements

  • The project created a platform for engagement between service providers and the community in the areas it was implemented.

  • Through the CEDA project, Sensitization took place and communities became well vested in public service acquisition procedures and capacity has been built in stakeholders and there is also improved community awareness and participation.

  • After the implementation of the project, the relationship between communities and service providers have been enhanced and also capacities in the communities in project operation areas was built to the benefit of the locals.

  • The project was very successful at promoting team work among stakeholders also improving transparency and accountability among service providers.