FSVC is pleased to announce the launch of a new program in Angola funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL). This program will support Angola’s growing civil society and independent media in increasing public awareness in efforts to combat corruption and promote transparency.
Over the past two years, the Government of Angola (GRA) has made noteworthy progress in pursuing an anti-corruption agenda. The GRA has prioritized combatting state capture, which has included fighting the power of elites appropriating public resources for private benefit. However, Angola still suffers from endemic corruption, which poses high risks to its reform trajectory over the upcoming years.
In this context, FSVC will build the capacities of local media to investigate and report corruption stories, and of civil society organizations (CSOs) to monitor corruption and advocate for reforms. FSVC will also facilitate public-private dialogue and collaboration on anti-corruption initiatives. This program will help increase Angolan citizens’ understanding of ongoing anti-corruption reforms and how they can advocate for more government action.