Oct 28, 2014Blog

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.

Oct 17, 2014Blog

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: shaazka.b@gmail.com

Oct 17, 2014Blog

By Fredrik Galtung

On 10 October 2014, at the World Bank/IMF Annual Meeting in Washington Integrity Action co-organised a session on the 100% feedback agenda with Tucker Severson from http://seeclickfix.com/ and Jean-Louis Sarbib from http://www.developmentgateway.org/ and  http://feedbacklabs.org/.

Oct 16, 2014Blog

Father David Luhaka has been successfully engaging with a host of stakeholders within the DRC to forge relationships and partnerships which have the potential to bring about meaningful change to ordinary citizens’ lives.

Oct 14, 2014Blog
Integrity Action and the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic organised a two day training, from 29 to 30 September 2014 on "Good governance as an approach to anti-corruption" for civil servants, business representatives, academics and civil society.
Sep 25, 2014Blog

By Ellen Goldberg, September 2014

The challenges of maintaining integrity in academic environments have always been considerable. Now, more than ever, questions are being asked about what institutions are doing to ensure that their processes are free from corruption, fraud, and cheating.

Sep 11, 2014Blog

A year ago (in August 2013) I listened to Ms. Pisani make an unconvincing case for “Why Corruption is a Good Thing: Lessons from Indonesia” at the Harvard Club of Thailand.

A year later, I’m afraid her line of argument, as reflected in the article "Corruption isn't always a bad thing", remains as unconvincing and ill-informed—and dare I say dangerous—as it was a year ago.

Aug 22, 2014Blog

Citizen engagement is integral to so many successful development projects and practices.   Integrity Action has seen it contribute to positive development outcomes, including improved governance and service delivery, across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. There are a number of questions around citizen engagement and whether it really leads to better development outcomes. In this blog, we want to answer some of those questions and hope that this leads to a greater dialogue on the benefits of citizen engagement.

Integrity Action’s approach

Aug 6, 2014Blog

From the desk of Joy Saunders, Chief Operating Officer.

Jul 31, 2014Blog

In a report issued in 2010, the World Bank found that the poor state of infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa reduced national economic growth by two percentage points every year and cut business productivity by as much as 40 percent. The African Development Bank[1] views poor infrastructure as a critical barrier to reducing poverty and accelerating growth on the continent. It is fair to say that Africa has not yet experienced the dividends that infrastructure can bring.