Following the government’s efforts, the Malagasy Anti-Corruption Commission (Conseil Supérieur de Lutte Contre la Corruption CSLCC) in collaboration with the World Bank and other donors decided to engage on a national survey to measure the level of corruption in the nation. The CSLCC through the international consulting firm Cassals & Associates selected the Vanderbilt University to carry out the governance diagnostic with technical assistance from WBI. As part of the effort about 3,300 households and 1,000 public officials were interviewed to provide the government of Madagascar with baseline information on how the country is doing in the governance area.
The field work started the first week of October, 2005 and will be completed the second week of November.
In addition to the Conseil Supérieur de Lutte Contra la Corruption which is the agency in charge of designing policies aimed to foster good governance and reduce corruption and of designing the Anti-Corruption Strategy, Madagascar has set up an independent body to implement the strategy: the Bureau Independent Anticorruption (BIANCO).
Local Capacity Building
The main purpose of the governance diagnostic is to provide the anti-corruption comission from Madagascar -Conseil Supérieur de Lutte Contra la Corruption (CSLCC)- with information necessary to update and evaluate the anti-corruption strategy and to construct a set of basline governance indicators that can be used to formulate and monitor policies aimed to reduce corruption. The surveys co-financed by USAID, The World Bank and by The United Nations Development Programme. Vanderbilt University is in charge of the governance diagnostic and a local firm, Agence Capsule, is carrying out the field work.
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