Mar 12, 2018

Between the 22nd and 26th of January 2018 Integrity Action's Head of Operations, Annalisa Renna visited Kwale County, Kenya. During this time she conducted research into the effects of Kenya's 2013 devolution process had on public participation and feedback mechanisms. This case study outlines the findings of the research.

Jul 31, 2017Education, Gender, Youth

Around the world we are witnessing a boom of citizen-led social accountability initiatives[1] to increase transparency, responsiveness and accountability in public service delivery. Cardinal to this approach being successful is a symbiotic relation between citizens and their government.

Feb 15, 2017Education

Mr. Ezzatollah and Mr. Nangialeh are two local monitors who received training in Community Integrity Building (CIB) from Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA). Between 2014 – 2016, they monitored the construction of Mohammadi Sahebzadeh School for boys in Behsud District, Nangarhar province. According to UNICEF in 2016, 40 percent of children in Afghanistan were not enrolled in school.

Jan 9, 2017Water and Sanitation
Located in the north west of Kenya, Turkana County suffers from water scarcity. Lorengelup village in Turkana County suffers from the negative impacts typical in the area due to the village water borehole drying up. Many residents are forced to walk long distances in search of water for drinking, as well as to carry out essential activities such as cooking and washing.
Jul 8, 2016Health
85 kilometres away from Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, Liberia, Ceyah’s population is around 5,000. Yet, unbelievably, before 2015 Ceyah had no primary healthcare facilities.[1] Indeed, the closest available clinic was in Goblee, 30 kilometres away. As most community members use motorbikes or scooters as their primary mode of transport, travelling on poor quality and poorly networked roads for medical aid further risked the welfare of the infirm, including the elderly, pregnant women and children.
Jun 3, 2016
In April 2015, Nepal was devastated by the worst earthquake to strike the country in more than 80 years. Over a quarter of the population – approximately 8 million people – were affected by the disaster. The death toll exceeded 5,500 with more than 10,000 people also injured. In addition, over 500,000 homes were destroyed and around 279,000 were damaged[1]. This has left many people homeless, injured or without basic services. Large sections of the population have become totally reliant upon aid to provide food and shelter. In the aftermath of the earthquake, Integrity Action’s partner in Nepal, Campaign for Human Rights and Social Transformation (CAHURAST), has been working to ensure that victims receive this vital support.
Jan 27, 2016Electricity
For years the people of Bazartete have lived without electricity. During the time that Indonesia occupied East Timor, from December 1975 to October 1999, there was no electricity in the sub-district of Bazartete for any households and in recent years just one generator has been brought to Bazartete, which has been used by the police for security reasons. After voting for independence in the 1999 referendum, which was surrounded by bloodshed, towns and infrastructure was destroyed and therefore the connection of major villages within Bazartete to the national grid was never a focus.
Jan 19, 2016Advocacy

This case study written by Claudia Baez Camargo, Head of Governance Research at the Basel Institute on Governance pertains to an assessment conducted by the Basel Institute on Governance, in collaboration with UNDP’s Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN), of a social accountability monitoring project in the municipality of San Miguel, Bohol in the Philippines.

Jan 12, 2016Education, Youth

This case study describes how the National Taxpayers Association, Integrity Action’s partner in Kenya, was able to engage in a constructive and solution focused way with county government officials in Homa Bay, Nyanza and successfully advocate for an additional fund disbursement enabling the completion of an underfunded classroom construction project at Ochuoga Primary school, a remotely situated school in Karachuonyo constituency.