IACC Series, Transparency International: Trinidadian Transparency on Demand

Vast petroleum and natural gas resources have made Trinidad and Tobago one of the most prosperous nations in the Caribbean, but corruption has left the population frustrated and disillusioned with public governance. Margaret Rose is seeking to counter corruption by developing an online platform – Disclosure Today! – to promote, facilitate and empower collaborative and responsible citizen engagement in public-sector decision-making.

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‘Tell it True’ Tackles Corruption in Liberian Schools

Rampant corruption in Liberia’s education system represents a major development obstacle. Thankfully, ‘Tell it True’, a free new reporting tool has emerged to identify unjust behaviour and hold educators accountable. This innovative SMS-based service allows students to report school-related problems anonymously.

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Transparency Tuesdays

  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 …

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IACC Series, Transparency International, Part 2: Countering Moldovan Corruption with Citizen Engagement

Buying a new home is a process fraught with stress, from finding the right property to the substantial financial investment. In Moldova, however, an additional concern has buyers distraught – the threat that the building construction company will disappear, taking their life savings with them.

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Fighting Corruption in India with the Development Pact

  India is positioned to become a geopolitical leader in the coming years. As the most populous democracy in the world, its elections are the grandest experiments in participatory government, with the 2014 election easily ranking as the biggest election in human history. However, these feats of governmental organization are often overshadowed by problems of governance. Corruption is one of the …

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