I am governance specialist, and financial lawyer with expertise in anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism. I have worked in several fragile & post conflict states in Central America and West Africa.
Areas of interest
Governance and anti-corruption, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
Hi Cari - I noticed your comment on the 'Liberia access to contracts information group' about "simple and cheap preventative measures for the granting of 'critical' licenses and concessions to known criminals or connected with criminal activity". I work for the Revenue Development Foundation which currently implements the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs (MMRPA) system of licence granting and monitoring in Sierra Leone. I also recently held discussions in Monrovia about the system in place there. I would be really interested to hear more about your proposed methodology and see if it's something we could systematize and propose to the SL Government / our Donor Partners (currently UNDP, GIZ and EC). I'm in London and can be contacted though GOXI, alternatively there is an RDF team in Freetown if you're still in the area? All the best, Joel
Hi Cari - I noticed your post for Dumoe. You might also want to contact Peggy Meres. She's on GOXI as well and works in the Liberian procurement agency. (she might be on holidays now so response can be slow) Good luck! Cindy