Civil Forum for Asset Recovery
April- September 2021 (6months)
The project aims to analyse the role of civil society in the East and Southern Africa in promoting asset recovery and fighting against grand corruption and IFF. Through this assessment, CIFAR aims to build the baseline for its future involvement with civil society organisations in the two regions.
The project foresees the assessment of five countries in East and Southern Africa that show promise for civil society organisations to have a stronger voice in the asset recovery process and in countering IFFs, but where capacity gaps exist and where networks are lacking. These countries are Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia and South Africa. The analysis will also include conducting background research on the legal and policy frameworks relevant for asset recovery and anti-corruption, as well as legislation and operational frameworks relating to civil society in each target country. The outcome of the analysis will be published through five country profiles on CiFAR’s website. In order to allow for a regional analysis of asset recovery and IFF frameworks and of CSO engagement in East and Southern Africa, the project also aims to collate information collected at the country level into a regional study. The study will allow identifying trends, commonalities and differences at the regional level and exploring opportunities for CSO engagement at the sub-regional and regional level. It will also allow identifying and assessing CSO actors already active at the regional level, as well as governmental actors working across countries in the region and advocacy opportunities on asset recovery and the fight against IFF regionally.
ROLE OF EACSOF/ACTIVITIES
Provide its own assessment of local and regional contexts of asset recovery, fight against IFF and grand corruption, as well as CSO legal and operational frameworks, both in writing through short assessments and during phone calls with CiFAR, as needed