From the desk of Joy Saunders, Chief Executive Officer, June 2015
I am absolutely thrilled to announce a new 2-year strategic partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) for core organisation support of SEK 14 million. After a detailed due diligence and interview process, of both the sector and Integrity Action, SIDA has entered into a strategic partnership with Integrity Action in support of our 5-year plan to scale up and combine our Community Integrity Building and Integrity Education activities to have nationwide impact within our 5 priority countries of Afghanistan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Palestine.
This support will enable Integrity Action to continue to encourage transformational and in-depth country specific integrity interventions using a top-down and bottom-up approach to connect national projects with local integrity champions. We are committed with this funding to invest in education with integrity building that brings a positive change and improves service delivery. We believe this unique combination of practical education and action-based activities will foster high-impact, scalable, sustainable social change and a tipping point for social rejection of corruption as an inevitability, and the conditions in which integrity is a viable alternative.
We are looking forward to working closely with SIDA over the coming years to fulfil our strategic plans, improve our approach and influence policy and practice.