Speeding, scaling, and sharpening: A year in the life of Global Integrity Over the course of the last year, governance challenges have deepened in many countries, north, south, east and west. More positively, citizens’ protests against corruption and for urgent action to address the climate emergency have captured headlines, if not just yet the policy…Details
We kicked off our Strategy Update process in September 2019, with the aim of sharpening and refreshing our strategy in order to maximize our effectiveness and impact. We adjusted the pace of the process to take account of staffing changes, particularly that a new Director for Operations and Programs will be starting in mid-February. We…Details
Originally published on GI-ACE Corruption and bribery are inherently social phenomena: they involve social interactions that facilitate the exchange of money and gifts, but also social interactions through which people learn about expectations of reciprocity and solidarity that underlie bribery and favoritism. My colleagues at the Basel Institute on Governance discovered in their earlier research that…Details
A version of this blog was originally published on the African Centre for Cities website and GI-ACE From 8 to 10 October 2019, the Cities of Integrity project – in partnership with the Centre for Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Zambia and the Zambia Institute of Planners (ZIP) – conducted a Qualitative Action…Details
Harnessing Informality (Pt. 2): What could a network intervention to tackle anti-corruption look like?
Originally Published on GI-ACE In the first “Harnessing Informality” blog, I explained the background stemming from the findings of our previous research, which explained how we found that informal social networks can be part of the explanation for why corruption seems to be so resilient. In our current follow-on project, we are exploring how this knowledge about…Details
Originally published on GI-ACE Corruption, both petty and grand in scale, is a well-known problem facing traders crossing East Africa’s borders. It shows up in survey after survey and, like corruption more generally in the region, deeply affects the poor and is often gendered. This is hardly surprising. The 2019 Global Corruption Monitor results show the majority of African citizens surveyed from…Details