Improving Performance of Public Contracts: Experiences from the World Bank funded Social Accountability Programme in Uganda

Public contracting is the main vehicle through which governments deliver commitments to citizens. However, things are not always smooth. Public contracting in many countries is shrouded by secrecy. Secrecy frustrates the ability of citizens to know and track contracts thus other challenges which undermine value for money in public contracting... Read more

Renewed Energy Needed for Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: New Study Finds

Realisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is important to uplift the quality of life, address inequality and promote environmental sustainability yet all this depends on the ability of citizens to access and use information held by governmental and relevant private bodies. On the occasion to mark the second edition of the... Read more

A Major Milestone: Uganda becomes the first African country to Publish Procurement Data in full Compliance to the Open Contracting Data Standard

On September 15, 2017, the Ugandan Government Procurement Portal (GPP) was updated to an Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) compliant version. It is now accessible on the following link The Government Procurement Portal is a web-based portal on which the Government of Uganda proactively discloses procurement information. Public entities are... Read more

Africa-EU Civil Society Forum Calls on AU and EU increase their political, financial and logistical support for a timely, transparent and inclusive involvement of CSOs

Photo: © 2017 European Union.   Ahead of the Africa-European leaders Summit scheduled for November 2017 in Abidjan, the third Africa-EU Civil Society Forum was held in Tunis, Tunisia from July 11-13 2017under the auspices of Joint Africa-Europe Strategy (JAES). The Forum, attended by over 80 participants from Africa and Europe was... Read more

AFIC Welcomes Approval of Mandate of CSO in Africa's Partnership with Europe

Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) welcomes and deeply appreciates both the African Union and the European Union upon the approval of the Mandate and Terms of Reference of the AU-EU Joint CSOs Steering Committee on the AU-EU Partnership on Human Rights and Democratic Governance. The approval was done during... Read more

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Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) is a pan-African NGO and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building.

On 22-23 September 2006, representatives of 30 civil society organisations from 16 countries in Africa met in Lagos to discuss ways to promote the right of access to information held by public authorities and, in particular, to share experiences regarding strategies for advancing the adoption of laws that fully protect this right. Read More...


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