Guest blog from Mélissa Jaar, student intern with Luta Hamutuk
Guest blog from Hamid Gbawuru Marah in Sierra Leone
The 9th of March was a big day for international development as the International Development Bill became law. This is the first time that the UK has legally committed to giving a set amount of aid. This also makes the UK the first G7 country to meet the UN’s target of contributing 0,7% of a countries Gross National Income each year to developing countries.
“DevelopmentCheck is transformational in terms of gathering citizen feedback and generating positive change to improve development outcomes”
Joy Saunders, Integrity Action CEO
In December 2014, Integrity Action reached a milestone when we published the 200th development project monitored by our partners on DevelopmentCheck.org. Today, there are 203 projects from partners in 11 countries, with a total value of over $220,000,000 live on DevelopmentCheck.org.
Join us for the 11th edition of the global Integrity Leadership Course July 6-11, 2015 Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
The “Leadership and Management for Integrity” course at the Central European University (CEU) seeks to impart the principles, strategies and applied skills necessary to equip practitioners to effectively diagnose integrity gaps and – most importantly - to implement strategies for addressing them.
In November 2014, Integrity Action conducted Teaching Integrity Workshops (TIW) in Kvareli, Georgia and in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. In Georgia, 22 academics from the Caucasus International University, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi Teaching University Gorgasal and Tbilisi School participated and in Armenia 24 academics from the European Regional Educational Academy, Gyumri State Pedagogical University and Public Administration Academy took part.
In November 2014, under the guidance of Professor Olga A. Litsenberger, Chair of the Russian State and Law and Integrity Action’s local programme coordinator, a student poster competition was launched on “Business and anti-corruption: building integrity behavior”. The competition was open to high school students from the city and region of Saratov, as well as undergraduate, master and post-graduate students of the P.A. Stolypin Institute of Public Administration.
David Bonbright and Fredrik Galtung share their views on the World Bank’s commitment to beneficiary feedback.
The launch of the first ever cross-Whitehall strategy for tackling corruption is a major milestone in the UK's efforts to combat corruption at home and abroad, said a coalition of leading non-governmental organisations today.
In response to the Independent Commission on Aid Impact’s report: ‘DFID’s Approach to Anti-Corruption and its Impact on the Poor’, Integrity Action has signed a joint letter with several other NGOs:
The Independent Commission on Aid Impact report on ‘DFID’s Approach to Anti-Corruption and its Impact on the Poor’ highlights the importance of tackling corruption around the world.