Visiting Fellowship on Governance and Corruption

Corruption presents a major challenge to democratic oversight of public finance and development in general. John Githongo is a founding member of the Kenyan chapter of Transparency International and has gained a reputation as one of Africa's most distinguished opponents of corruption. Mr Githongo served as Permanent Secretary for Governance and Ethics in the Office of the President of the Republic of Kenya from 2003 until he resigned in February 2005. Since then, he has been based at St Anthony's College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. This grant will allow Mr Githongo to complete a book based on his experience in Kenya and to contribute to the work of at least three Canadian institutions in the area of governance and democracy in Africa.

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Start Date

Friday, October 27, 2006

End Date

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


36 months

IDRC Officer

Weston, Ann

Total funding

CA$ 319,200


Kenya, United Kingdom


Foundations for Innovation

Project Leader

Hélène Haddad

Project Leader

Charity Wakaba

Project Leader

Wakaba, Charity


Canada. Parliamentary Centre

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