Sierra Leone
Publication Date: 
May, 2013

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Sierra Leone has progressed significantly in the 10 years since its creation in 2000. The passage of the 2008 Anti-Corruption Act expanded its powers and mandate and provided greater clarity to its mission. The Commission has now registered significant achievements including the successful prosecution of Ministers of the government for corruption offenses. It is also decentralizing, in following with the broader government, in a slow but orderly fashion. This decentralization, however, requires additional resources that are in short supply.