Reflecting on our experience, Part 1: The DO’s of Anti-Corruption

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Filed under: Anticorruption

Last week, UNDP global representatives, including Helen Clark, attended the Anti-Corruption Summit in London and produced a declaration. To prepare, we convened all colleagues working on anti-corruption from our region, as well as from the Arab States in Prishtina, to take stock of lessons learned from 20 years of involvement in anticorruption. For those of you who… Read more »

Diagnose and treat: Measuring a country’s pulse with social media

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Filed under: Anticorruption Development 2.0 Social innovation

In his blog, the Nonprofit Chronicles, Marc Gunther writes: How do feedback loops differ from conventional monitoring and evaluation (M&E)? One attendee told me that feedback loops are the equivalent of diagnosing and treating a disease; a conventional evaluation is more like an autopsy, and thus of limited value to the patient. This leads us… Read more »

To Malaysia and back: Three things I learned


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Last month – alongside nearly 1,200 other anticorruption experts and practitioners from over 130 countries – I had the opportunity to go to Malaysia for the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). UNDP was one of the main organizers and I was keen to bring the Romanian perspective following our work on the subject. So what did… Read more »

Call for applications: Corruption fighters, time to ACT up!


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Working with local authorities can be frustrating. Anti-corruption activists often find the reforms they support undermined by administrative inefficiency and encumbered by bureaucratic malaise. Municipalities are easily overtaken by corrupt systems. Citizens do not get access to basic services and businesses operate in a predatory environment.