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.
By Fredrik Galtung, President
The Independent Commission on Aid Impact has conducted an assessment of DFID’s anti-corruption work from a pro-poor perspective. There have been numerous evaluations of anti-corruption efforts in recent years, but this is the first that I’m aware of that looks at the issue explicitly from the viewpoint of the poor.
October 17-18, 2014 Ramallah, Integrity Action staff joined our partner in Palestine, the Teacher Creativity Centre (TCC), as they trained 32 teachers from 16 schools in Community Integrity Building (CIB).
By Begaim Usubalieva, August 2014
By Dr. Harutyun Aleksanyan, August 2014
Education is an important component of integrity building in any society to empower citizens to act with and demand integrity. Universities have a unique role in teaching and preparing future professionals for the workplace with all its challenges.
By Siobhan O'Shea, August 2014
Most funding for the accountability, anti-corruption, transparency and integrity building sector comes from traditional sources; a small number of bilateral, multilateral aid agencies and foundations. The amount of available funding from these sources has grown over the past ten years or so and the sector has expanded to include hundreds of organisations throughout the world. However, there are few donors who were not already active in this sector ten years ago.
By Shehadeh Habash, August, 2014
In countries and firms where people trust their leaders and colleagues trust one another, there’s more innovation and better business and social outcomes. Mistrust and politics are expensive, time-consuming and dispiriting. Like most things, business works better when the energy spent on doubt, fear and suspicion are reduced. For most people, the feeling of being trusted leads to an increased desire to be trustworthy. This virtuous cycle can take your team to great interdependent heights.
Under the framework of Integrity Action’s Community Integrity Building programme, and in an attempt to promote and share learning an exchange visit of the monitoring group of Naryn to the Batken regions took place during 16-18 September, 2014.
The group consisted of the most active monitors of Naryn: Madiev Ulan, Kyrbashev Nurbek (Young Leaders of Naryn), Talanbekova Begaim (Jash Danaker) and MSDSP Project Coordinator Rysbekov Kudaibergen. PF Insan Leilek hosted the visit.
Guest blogger: Shaazka Beyerle
Integrity Action would like to thank Shaazka Beyerle for writing this guest blog. Ms Beyerle is the author of ‘Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice’ (Lynne Rienner 2014). For information to obtain the book, send an email to: email@example.com.