Encouraging Global Anticorruption and Good Governance Efforts (ENGAGE)

Project Description

USAID’s ENGAGE program focuses on the connection between governance and social and economic development. The objective of ENGAGE is to provide a broad range of technical assistance and resources to promote good governance and reduce corruption in economic, political, and social service sectors around the world. The CGHD is a subcontractor to Casals and Associates, Inc., on this award.

ENGAGE has three overarching goals:

  1. The promotion of transparency, accountability, and effective governance through financial, administrative, and regulatory measures
  2. The strengthening of civil society’s capacity to advocate for governmental integrity, implement accountability programs, and provide oversight for public functions and authorities
  3. The extension of anticorruption efforts into such areas as environment and natural resource management, health and education, and democratic reform

The CGHD has also worked with Casals to design anticorruption training programs for Rwanda, and to analyze vulnerabilities to corruption in the health and education sectors in Armenia. In Armenia, a team of experts conducted three training workshops for 40 participants, including USAID implementing partners, representatives of the Ministries of Health and Education, and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). In addition, we advised the Anticorruption Strategy Monitoring Commission (ACSMC) Expert Group to help identify priorities for the MOH over the next 5 years and draft provisions of the National Anticorruption Strategy. The CGHD also consulted with representatives of the Ministry of Health, USAID, USAID health implementing partners, Armavir, and other NGOs on their anticorruption activities, including the design of an evaluation of a national initiative to reduce informal payments in maternity services.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Taryn Vian
Collaborators Casals  and Associates
Country(ies) Global
Dates of Research 2008–2013
Donor/Funder USAID logoUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID)