Last month Emmanuel was in despair. His entire crop of maize had perished after he used a fertiliser product he now realised was fake. What could he do now that he and his family of six had nothing left to live on? In Uganda, the sale of counterfeit agricultural inputs is a problem that affects […]
Working together to stop fake agricultural products in Uganda
Publishing what you fund can stop corruption
The unthinkable just a few years ago is now starting to happen: sunlight is slowly beginning to shine on aid flowing from donors to countries in need. Timely, understandable, accessible and detailed information about what the United States or the United Kingdom is giving – from Afghanistan to Zambia – is starting to be published. […]
Follow the Money: Tracking Public Expenditure in Education
This blog post was written by Bernard Gauthier, Professor at the Institute of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal, Canada, with contributions by Apollinaire Mupiganyi, Executive Director of Transparency International Rwanda. One of the most common tools to estimate public corruption is the method known as Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) pioneered by Ritva Reinikka and Jakob […]
5 ways to meet an anti-corruption Millennium Development Goal
This week the United Nations is bringing experts and world leaders to Indonesia to debate development priorities beyond 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals expire. Good governance tops the list of what to add to the current eight targets. We want to make certain that good governance and anti-corruption form part of the promises and […]
Ugandan politicians, communities sign pact against corruption
We told communities to pick their own development agenda, then asked local politicians to commit to fulfilling that agenda. People were able to pick the issues that matter to them, and clearly described what they expect their leaders to deliver.
Uganda’s police is up for a new challenge: to handcuff corruption
Transparency International Uganda invited our defence and security team to assess the country’s needs on anti-corruption police training. Nick Seymour and Sir Stewart Eldon, senior consultants to the defence team, visited Uganda in July. Here’s their account of the experience. Despite President Museveni’s policy of zero tolerance to corruption, in place since 2006, Uganda has […]
Fighting corruption, empowering people in Uganda’s health service
It was another day of fieldwork; the project officer arrived at Amach health centre IV in Lira district, Northern Uganda at 9:15am and was welcomed by the security guard. No health worker had started working yet. He found 15 patients seated waiting for health service. By 10:20am 78 patients had lined up. Patients could not […]
What stops East Africans reporting corruption?
Concerning findings in a report released by TI’s East Africa chapters today. People in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda were asked about their experiences with bribery and their responses show that the police is the institution most prone to bribery across all countries (Uganda’s police service tops the list). The prevalence of bribery to […]
Race to the top
Transparency International’s Annual Report highlights work from more than 100 countries around the world. The following extract looks at how TI Development Pacts can facilitate common goals and improve governance and transparency of communities and their representatives. No one from Kyebe in Uganda would have dreamed it. The community has become a model example of […]
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