The Social Entrepreneurs Initiative goes to the Summer School on Integrity
We partner with the Transparency International School on Integrity to put the alumni in a position where they can use their newly acquired knowledge to test their ideas in practice. The Social Entrepreneurs Initiative (SEI) provides TI School alumni with an opportunity to make a difference by introducing transparency and anti-corruption initiatives in their communities. Since 2012 the we have supported this TI School scheme to encourage School alumni to develop new ideas to boost transparency, accountability and to fight corruption. The competition winners are awarded mini-grants between 500 – 5,000 Euros to support the kick-off and implementation of their community initiatives.
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At the Summer School on Integrity the students were mentored and encouraged to think creatively about how they could be the change makers in their society. Here are the results.
Mapping Patronage in Guatemala
Every four years after the general elections in Guatemala a surprising thing happens: civil servants get fired.
Plaza Pública want to know why? Does it have anything to do with patronage in public sector hiring?
Tackling Envelope Bribery in Latvia
In the health sector in Latvia, relations between doctors and their patients flow smoothly because of “token of gratitude” payments.
At least, that’s how it works if you have the money.
In Paraguay, students often lack critical skills and knowledge to fight corruption. At the same time education funds are often disbursed without appropriate control mechanisms.
This project is something unprecedented in Paraguay
How does David combine the two to tackle corruption and invest in the future?
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Can you increase good governance in education with citizen councils made up of parents, teachers and other members of the community?
That’s what Mexico has done – and Verónica is on their case to make sure that transparency in school budgets, in particular, is an area or priority.