Profiles: Senegal

Last Updated: September 2012


The Commission Against Non-Transparency and Corruption (CNLCC) was established in May 2003. The CNLCC is an independent agency mandated with corruption prevention and investigation power. The CNLCC does not have the authority to prosecute alleged corrupt acts. CNLCC members cannot be removed before the end of their terms, unless they resign voluntarily or are unable to complete their jobs. The CNLCC makes annual reports to the President, but those are not made public.

Does your government have a single or primary anticorruption strategy?

There is a national anti-corruption plan and a national program of good governance.

What are the main anticorruption laws of your country?

The Penal Code; Law 2003-35 Of 24 November 2003 Creating The Cnlcc; Procurement Code; Laws On Illicit Enrichment And Law On Money Laundering.

Is there one agency in charge of coordinating AC efforts across agencies?

The national commission is responsible for the coordination of anti-corruption efforts and the implementation of the national anti-corruption plan.

Functions Research,Prevention,Investigation
Permanent Staff 5
Number of prosecutors(if applicable) N/A
Number of investigators (if Applicable) 10

Number of cases handled annually

An average of 25 complaints received per year.

Budget Autonomy No
Annual Budget of the Agency US $ 400,000
Are employees protected by law from recrimination or other negative consequences when reporting corruption (i.e. whistle-blowing)? Yes
Does your country have freedom of information legislation? No
Does your country have conflict of interest legislation? No
Does your country have a financial disclosure system to help prevent conflicts of interest? Yes
Who appoints the head of your agency? The President of the Republic
Who has the authority to remove the head of the ACA? The President of the Republic
Is there any term limit for the head of the ACA? Yes , 6 Year
Does your agency measure performance? No

Full access to Government Yes