Location Fortaleza, CE
Grantee 2016
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Caravana da Cidadania e Auditoria Cívica

Encouraging Civic Audits in Health, Education, and Public Projects through Caravans

According to the NGO Transparency International, Brazil places 76th in the Corruption Perceptions Index world ranking. A study by Estado de São Paulo’s Federação das Indústrias reveals that up to R$ 100 billion is lost annually to corrupt practices. The state of Ceará, with nearly nine million residents, also suffers from corruption, and in 2012 recorded the most corruption-related arrests of any state, according to the National Penitentiary Department.

ACECCI has been developing projects to prevent and combat corruption since 2011. Through citizen awareness and oversight of public agencies, ACECCI works to strengthen citizen monitoring, end ethically-questionable practices in public affairs, and promote anti-corruption educational programs. The Citizenship Caravan project will work to bring awareness to various municipalities and engage citizens in the fight for democracy.

With support from BrazilFoundation, ACECCI aims to:

• Promote centers for civic monitoring in towns and municipalities;
• Teach residents to use tools for civic monitoring;
• Empower residents monitor funds in federal, state and municipal agreements;
• Encourage residents to conduct civic audits in family health, transportation, and school meal programs;
• Promote access to Municipal Councils to oversee the accountability of mayors and councilors;

Impact

Awareness on methods to fight corruption
Public monitoring of government entities
500 youths and adults reached annually

“The caravan participants visit the problematic places, identify the problems, and present possible solutions.” – ACECCI Team

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