TI-Kenya is implementing a 4-year project seeking to promote domestic resource mobilisation in Sub-Saharan Africa with TI-Kenya focusing on East Africa Community (EAC) region i.e. Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. The four-year project, funded by Embassy of Sweden through Diakonia Regional – Africa Economic Justice Programme, began in July 2018 and comes to an end in December 2022. The main objective of the project is to contribute to greater social justice and economic accountability at all levels through advocacy and development and promotion of supportive systems in the EAC region.
The project focuses on the following key areas:
- Beneficial ownership transparency in EAC partner states.
- Transparency and accountability in public debt management in EAC.
- Transparency and accountability in the extractives sector in EAC.
The project seeks to achieve the following outcomes:
- Member States of EAC, SADC and ECOWAS implement key recommendations in High Level Panel (HLP) report on IFFs to curb harmful tax practices by 2022 to ensure Reduced Tax Evasion among member states in targeted Regional Economic Communities (RECs).
- Member states in targeted RECs are accountable for prudent public debt management in line with regional finance and investment protocols.
- Targeted Regional Economic Communities’ legislative and policy structures support implementation key platforms aimed at enhancing transparency and accountability in the extractives sector including the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiatives (EITI).
- Implementing partners in the project adequately deliver programme results to contribute to increased domestic resources mobilisation in Africa
Stakeholders and beneficiaries
The projects main stakeholders are the duty bearers with whom the project works with to ensure strong systems of transparency, accountability and service delivery for the benefit of the right holders who are the beneficiaries of the project.
The project works closely with Ministries of finance, Revenue Authorities, Office of the Auditor generals, Parliamentarians particularly the parliamentary caucus: African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption as well as civil society organistions in the different countries of implementation.
The key beneficiaries of the project are the citizens of East Africa Communities.