Aid is a fantastic investment but the problem is that not all of it reaches the intended beneficiaries due to corruption, fraud and mismanagement. This paper argues for a reinvention of development aid: a transformation whereby feedback loops are introduced to make aid more efficient. Joy Saunders argues that integrating feedback from citizens – those who understand the local context and needs better than anyone else - into the development process has the potential to radically improve aid delivery.
This paper will review the rise of the anti-corruption movement, and show that the most successful anti-corruption efforts have commitment from political leaders as well as public support. There is considerable global evidence on the active role civil society has played over the years in promoting participatory government and holding government to account. A strong partnership and sense of collective responsibility between civil society and government is vital to build strong democracies and reverse the negative effects of corruption.
The construction sector is responsible for building crucial infrastructure and can contribute to positive economic and social outcomes including reducing poverty. Up to 30 percent of public budgets is spent on construction and maintenance, across sectors such as transport, energy, water, health, education, and housing (Construction Sector Transparency Initiative, 2014). The G20 recognise the importance of infrastructure in enabling development and building prosperity in industrialised, emerging and developing countries.
For the last 10 years, we’ve been helping communities, especially the poor, engage in development so that they receive better public services such as safe school building, clean drinking water, sanitation and access to healthcare in developing and conflict affected countries.
The Accra Principles, a set of electoral justice principles, formally launched in Accra, Ghana on the 15th September 2011. The Accra Principles were drafted by the Electoral Integrity Group (EIG), a group of chief justices and senior electoral and political leaders drawn from Africa and other continents.