Tackling Corruption through Civil Society-led Information and Communication Technology Initiatives

Publication | March 2014

Information and communication technology is one of the most powerful forces shaping the 21st century. Globalization is its most pronounced outcome.

This issue shows that information and community technology (ICT)-driven initiatives by civil society now play an increasing role in governance, promoting transparency and accountability that can potentially contribute to the fight against corruption.

Highlights

  • Information and communication technology (ICT) offers unparalleled opportunities to foster civil society participation in the development process.
  • ICT-driven initiatives by civil society now play an increasing role in governance, promoting transparency and accountability that can potentially contribute to the fight against corruption.
  • Development agencies can strengthen ICT initiatives by funding projects and programs that foster institutional environments conducive to participation in public affairs, promote cooperation and mobilization in anticorruption efforts, and develop capacities to fight corruption.