Transparency Tuesdays

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transparency internationalSystemic 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.

The second article addresses corruption with Moldovan construction companies using an innovative online platform. It is researched and written by Rachel Pott, and is found here.

The third article covers an educational project working to reduce corruption in Paraguay. Click here to read this article by Elizabeth DiCesare.

Find out when our newest articles come out by following us on Twitter @InnovateDevelop and follow the IACC @16IACC

 

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Eric Pires

Eric Pires

Eric Pires is a writer and co-founder of Innovate Development. He has worked in various sectors in Latin America and is currently working in Antigua, Guatemala.

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