Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Liberia
Please provide an overview of corruption and anti-corruption efforts and actors in Liberia, with a special focus on Natural Resources (energy/petroleum). To the extent possible, please identify institutions, actors and processes that might support a pro integrity agenda.
Liberia is perceived as having progressed in the fight against corruption over the last few years since the 2003 Accra Comprehensive Peace Accord. In particular, President Sirleaf has demonstrated a strong leadership on anti-corruption issues which has translated into ensuring the independence of the General Auditing Commission, supporting the establishment of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, promoting transparent financial management, public procurement and budget processes and assuring Liberia's compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) through the Liberian EITI law.
Chêne, M. Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Liberia. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2012) 9 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 324]