Technological innovations to identify and reduce corruption
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are increasingly seen by governments, activists, and civil society in general as important tools to promote transparency and accountability, as well as to identify and reduce corruption. New technologies, in the form of websites, cell phones, apps, etc., have been used to facilitate the reporting of corruption and access to official information, to monitor the efficiency and integrity of social services and the political life of the country. ICT can also support campaign efforts and help mobilize citizens against corruption. Over the past decade, governments have launched an increasing number of digital government initiatives to enhance the efficiency and transparency of public administration and improve their interaction with citizens.
Year of publication: 2013
Author: Sofia Wickberg
Promoter Entity: Transparency International