Fighting corruption — sounds vague and daunting, right?
Corruption is rampant in Solomon Islands. But citizens have a reputation of being complacent in efforts to end it — or at least hard to coordinate.
Transparency and Accountability for People of Solomon Islands, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) anti-corruption project, proved that wrong.
The call for ideas we launched in July 2018 fit into one line: Wanna fight corruption?
A few failures, restarts, workshops and heaps of stationery later, we had a team. They told us what worked, what didn’t and how that related to corruption.
We discussed big integrity principles and how to go from a problem to a solution. We talked about legislation, drafted recommendations for the Prime Minister and finally, after months of work, had actual results.
So, want to know how we’re fighting corruption?