Integrity Action runs two programmes: Integrity Education (IE) and Integrity Building (IB). For several years, the programmes were completely separate – Integrity Education spread integrity-related training through several hundred universities, while Integrity Building worked with NGOs and CSOs to encourage youth and community members to practice integrity through monitoring the delivery of public projects and services.
Mama, also known as “Scott” on the gay social networking app Grindr, is a transgender community health outreach worker in Solo, a city in Central Java in Indonesia. She works for a local NGO of gay, transgender and transsexuals called Mitra Alam. She uses Grindr to encourage men who have sex with other men to come forward and get themselves tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. And if they need treatment she helps them get it. She is charismatic, nurturing and easily puts people who meet her at ease.
On July 23rd, Integrity Action and the National Taxpayers Association (NTA) of Kenya hosted a roundtable discussion with headteachers currently in charge of implementing School Report Cards (SRC) in Tana River County. The purpose of the roundtable discussion was to:
At Integrity Action we love community engagement as much as we love integrity education. So when the two come together in the shape of Integrity Clubs we believe that everyone is a winner!
On June 22nd, National Taxpayers Association Kenya (NTA) held the annual national launch of their Citizen Report Cards (CRC). NTA uses CRCs to monitor the management of devolved public funds at the county level. Local volunteers, with support from NTA staff, audit publicly funded infrastructure projects. Then reports are produced by NTA which are shared with key stakeholders and the public. NTA then engages with stakeholders in local government in order to resolve identified problems.
Following the earthquake which hit Nepal on 25th April, 2015 a number of studies demonstrated that there were negative perceptions about the distribution of aid and that relief was not reaching those who needed it. One such report was conducted by Ground Truth, who then engaged Integrity Action to respond to some of the relief distribution issues highlighted in the report.
There are many barriers that prevent women from participating in community integrity building and community development in Timor-Leste.
This “Closing the Loop” piece comes from Feedback Labs Collaboration Fund winners. In Fall 2015, Integrity Action, Ground Truth Solutions, Youth Initiatives, Local Interventions Group, and Accountability Lab won US$20,000 to implement and experiment with closing the loop for earthquake victims in Nepal.
Integrity Action awarded a small grant to the Library-Cultural Centre for Persons with Disabilities - known as ”Tanadgoma” - to conduct, together with the Georgian Technical University (GTU), an Autumn Camp in Tbilisi, organised by GTU Associate Professor Khatuna Chapichadze. The Integrity Camp took place at “Tanadgoma”, hosting 13 participants, 11 GTU students and 2 beneficiaries of ”Tanadgoma”. The camp included thematic study sessions on Integrity, corruption and anti corruption.