May 31, 2013
Academic Papers

The way citizens and organisations have been using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the past decade has created dramatic new possibilities
for public transparency, accountability and participation.

May 21, 2013
Academic Papers

There is no commonly agreed unit of measurement for transparency and accountability work. Many organisations actively work around the world to promote these principles, but there has been no effective way of knowing if that work produces results. Integrity Action has developed an approach that achieves results that can be measured through a ‘fix-rate’. The fix-rate measures the incidence with which transparency and accountability problems are resolved to the satisfaction of key stakeholders.

Mar 31, 2012
Academic Papers

Donor support to social accountability in fragile and conflict-affected states is a relatively new phenomenon. It has emerged with the lessons that top-down anti corruption approaches have often failed and different approaches are needed to improve state accountability to its people. With increasing support to fragile and conflict-affected states, donors should focus their efforts on identifying and support local accountability measures, strengthening partnerships across and supporting collaborative governance and capacity building.

Mar 8, 2012
Policy Papers

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.

Jan 17, 2012
Academic Papers

The report presents critical findings on the dynamics of conflict and challenges to the development and performance of civil society organisations. The survey from respondents in 46 countries finds there is decreasing space for CSOs to operate and influence change. External agendas are prioritised over local needs as local CSOs find themselves competing with international actors.

Jan 17, 2012
Academic Papers

In order to tackle corruption and to build integrity in fragile states, those involved in anti-corruption actions could benefit from positioning their activities as an integral part of the wider, overall vision and process of statebuilding.

Jan 17, 2012
Academic Papers

The first years in the reconstruction of a country after war are a period of hope and excitement. Since 2002, five million Afghans returned from exile to rebuild their country. The goodwill and hope of these early years is often short-lived. Our recent analysis of eight post-war settings researched by local groups shows that in most countries, people become frustrated and lose trust in the process of reconstruction within three to six years of a peace settlement. Around half of post-war countries resume violent conflict within ten years.