From the desk of Joy Saunders, Chief Executive Officer, June 2015
Guest blog from William Spearing, student intern with National Taxpayers Association
On April 13-15, the National Taxpayer’s Association (NTA), Integrity Action’s partner in Kenya, held a three day training on Community Integrity Building (CIB), in Nairobi, for NTA staff. Also in attendance were representatives from Transparency International, Kenyan National Council of Churches, and Institute for Economic Governance.
Integrity Action’s newest partner, Kenya’s National Council of NGO’s (non-governmental organisations), have committed to rolling out the use of the GrantCheck tool to track and publish data on all NGO funding flows within Kenya. The National Council of NGO’s comprises all registered NGOs in Kenya, including international, regional and national NGOs operating in the country and membership numbers currently stand at around 8,500.
Building greater integrity in Palestine - from grassroots to government
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.