Systemic corruption is one of the greatest forces against change across all societies. It manifests itself through small bribes paid to avoid a ticket to backroom political dealings. Find solutions to these seemingly intractable challenges can be tricky, to say the least. Transparency International’s International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) believe that to address this societal problem we must look for ideas from all industries.
That’s why in 2012 they started the Global Social Entrepreneurship Initiative to challenge Social Entrepreneurs to design projects that would address corruption in their communities in an innovative approach. In partnership with Ashoka, the IACC kicked off the first competition by offering grants to six winners to help implement their projects.
Through a partnership with IACC, we are excited to be bringing you special coverage of several of their project.
The first project is about the work being done by Funky Citizens, a Romanian NGO working to inform taxpayers of how their taxes are being spent and how decisions are being made. Click here to read the full article by Lindsay Purchase.