Looking at the glass half-full

As UNDP geared up to mark the last International Anti-Corruption Day, the need to be innovative and flip the traditional narrative seemed apparent. It was time to embrace positive reinforcement and move the conversation from being anti-corruption to pro-integrity. Instead of ‘naming and shaming’,  why not start “naming and faming”?

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Follow the integrity trendsetter

In some societies people come to see corruption as the norm. Programmes that bring youth into contact with integrity trendsetters can help change these attitudes, building trust in government officials.

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New and unusual in every respect

Accountability Lab Director Blair Glencorse explains why it’s important to rely on public administrators, especially in towns and metropolitan areas where there is a high degree of anonymity. “They provide the glue that holds our urban society together and serve as role models.”

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Integrity Idol wins global anti-corruption award

Eight winners are recognised at the 3rd annual International Anti-Corruption Excellence Awards at the Putrajaya International Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The award has been established to shine a light on the fight against corruption across the world.

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The Fix – Integrity Idol

Nationwide contests in developing countries turn honest public officials into celebrities. Let’s convince the DC-based group behind the project to bring it here.

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Insights from South African Icons

I had the opportunity to meet and catch up with the Integrity Idols of 2018 to see what has happened since the Integrity Idol campaign and what they have been up to in the past few months. Here are some of the insights I gained from them.

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The Economist weighs in

Can a reality TV show discourage corruption? As viewers from Nepal to Nigeria vote for the most honest civil servant.

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When hope’s in short supply

Television programme has provided a rare glimmer of light in Nepal, a country beset by corruption.

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The future of trust and integrity

The World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) launched the Future of Trust and Integrity project to examine how to rebuild trust and integrity while simultaneously addressing corruption. Integrity Idol featured in the report.

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A case study in naming and faming

Drissa Goita has earned a reputation for punctuality and reliability among his colleagues. A civil servant in Mali’s Ministry for Solidarity and Humanitarian Action, he was selected as a finalist for Mali’s Integrity Idol program.

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