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Monday, May 27, 2013

Integrity Action - Accountability tool for development - Global Impact Challenge finalist

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The Global Impact Challenge supports British non-profits using tech to tackle the world's toughest problems. The 10 finalists are in, help decide who wins. Project: Integrity Action will improve public infrastructure and services in war-torn countries through an online platform for citizens to report on development projects. The data is shared with government, contractors, the media and development agencies who can resolve reported issues. Impact: Up to 25% of aid given to war-torn countries is lost due to fraud, corruption and mismanagement, totalling £8 billion annually. Integrity Action plans to develop an online data collection and reporting platform that enables citizens to hold government and development agencies accountable. Over 18 months, Integrity Action will train over 2,000 community monitors in seven war-torn countries and help citizens fix 50% of problems in public services and infrastructure projects. This will ultimately lead to better quality of life for over 500,000 poor people.

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