The prevention of corruption cuts across all of our programs. Our partners in these efforts include government, civil society, media outlets, and international organizations. We support efforts to improve education, government transparency, access to information, reforms, and national anti-corruption strategies.
Mobile Money for Salary Payments
The Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan project worked with various stakeholders to launch a campaign promoting mobile money services to better manage money and reduce corruption.
Promoting Integrity Networks in Peru
To curb corruption in Peru, the public and private sectors must partner to improve investment processes.
Strengthening Education for Youth in Syria
The Syrian conflict has raised an unparalleled need for access to education so that young Syrians have a chance to learn and thrive.
Strengthening Somali Governance
Somalia is taking steps toward re-establishing governance with effective and accountable government institutions.
Strengthening Haiti’s Judicial System
An independent, credible, and effective judicial system will go a long way toward creating and preserving stability in Haiti.
The Work You May Not Know You’re Doing and How To Do It Better
Author’s Note: We drafted this blog post and scheduled it to publish before the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing protests for justice and reform. Our original intention was to highlight the importance of security sector reform (SSR) work for international development programs. We believe that the recent events in the United States related…
3 Questions with Todd Diamond on Countering Violent Extremism and Preventing Gang Violence
This post was adapted from an interview between Elisabeth Dallas, Chemonics’ Peace, Stability and Transition Practice director, and Todd Diamond, a conflict, stability, and security director in Chemonics’ U.K. Division. For the full interview, watch the video below. How are violent extremism and gang violence — and the development community’s approaches to them — similar?…
How Can We Reduce Corruption if Integrity is a Personal Choice?
African governments have contested elections on a platform of ridding the country of corruption for many years. They berate predecessors for not doing enough, when they have no tangible plans for addressing corruption’s root cause, the lack of integrity. If a lack of integrity is the root cause of corruption, then it is important to…
Where’s the Money? A New Technology Solution Will Track Constituency Project Funds in Nigeria
In democratic countries where constituency project systems are practiced, they are implemented to bring needed infrastructure and development to communities. Constituency projects were created by the Nigerian National Assembly in response to demands by their constituents around development and the lack of federal presence in communities. Projects are nominated into the national budget by a legislator…
Transforming Public Finance — A Proven and Scalable Information Systems Solution in Haiti
“Reducing corruption stands at the heart of the recently established Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” The World Bank made this statement in its November 2016 brief on anti-corruption, and the concept doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise. Corruption, inefficiency, and lack of transparency often hurt vulnerable groups the most, putting up barriers and distorting access to…
Four Lessons for Sri Lanka from Bangladesh’s Right to Information Experience
Access to information is a fundamental right. More than 100 countries worldwide have adopted right to information (RTI) legislation, which are laws regulating public access to information, particularly from public institutions (sometimes referred to as access to information or freedom of information laws). These countries are increasingly recognizing the connection between good governance, accountability, and freedom of…
Making Political Will Less of a Mystery
As the old saying goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” But in anti-corruption programming, it can be difficult to tell whether there is political will for change in the first place. How can you tell? What should you do if you discover, as is often the case, that there is not much will…