ANTI-CORRUPTION IDEAS IN ACTION
From Goudie, Burnett, Thayanthal, Anti-Corruption Kit: 15 Ideas for Young Activists, Transparency International, 2014
Philippines: A Million New Inspectors
About 1 million boy and girl scouts in Philippines have counted textbooks and conducted quality inspections throughout the country. Working hand-in-hand with government and non-government agencies, the programme discourages theft of textbooks and helps promote long-term transparency in the country’s schools. The Department of Education provided an open door to programme organisers, including access to budget information, contracts, and delivery points, as well as providing inspection sites. Local organisations and volunteers that include schoolchildren also carry out the monitoring – including surprise inspections – during the textbook production process. The programme has proved successful at reducing corruption in the textbook distribution process.
India: I Paid a Bribe
On www.ipaidabribe.com, citizens can report their experiences of corruption. The site received almost 22,500 reports between 2010 and 2012, some of which were picked up by the media and resulted in arrests and convictions. On the flipside, citizens can also report positive experiences they’ve had with honest officers.
Solomon Islands: Comics against Corruption
The Solomon Islands government, in partnership with Transparency Solomon Islands, ran a programme that used comic-style posters and comic strips in newspapers to increase awareness of corruption in the country. It encouraged Solomon Islanders to say “Naf Nao!” to corruption by reporting anyone they believe to be involved in corrupt practices. The comic was timed to coincide with International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December. Each comic told the story of average Solomon Islanders in everyday situations, and how their lives can be deeply affected by seemingly simple acts of corruption. The campaign covered the topics of bribery,...
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