PartnersGlobal offers a distinctive solution to fighting corruption at the local level. Initiated and developed by the Partners Foundation for Local Development (FPDL) in Romania, the Islands of Integrity approach is an innovative methodology rooted in the active participation of public leaders, managers and employees, as well as other interested stakeholders, in the diagnosis and solutions-oriented process based on a deep analysis of the factors that breed corruption.
Described by Professor Robert Klitgaard in his famous formula: C=M+D-A/T, our approach is grounded in the theory that there is a large probability of finding Corruption (C) in organizations in which there is Monopoly (M) over an activity or service delivery, there is Discretion (D) in decision-making and there are weak Accountability (A) or Transparency (T) mechanisms.
The PartnersGlobal Islands of Integrity Methodology treats corruption as a symptom of an organization’s malfunctioning systems and its people as capable, motivated human beings, knowledgeable about their organization. The successful results obtained by FPDL in more than 12 countries in Central, East and South-East Europe and 30 local governments, demonstrate that our strategy of building capacity and networking local anti-corruption practitioners to work within government institutions has proven to be effective in improving government efficiency.