Transparency and public integrity tools generally work only if an active civil society is present. Yet the global success in the adoption of the Freedom of Information Acts or e-govt was followed by few strategic actions to implement transparency. More countries than ever have adopted anti-corruption legislation or public accountability mechanisms, resulting in a correlation between corruption and more good governance laws. Gaming corruption expert scores have also become common practice.
This project class has two aims:
1. To create a fact based transparency instrument which, based not on inputs (laws), but outputs (actual transparency of strategic information for civil society and citizens).
2. To work with selected civil society groups around the world to assess and adjust anti-corruption strategies using the Public Integrity Index and the newly created instrument.