The PartnersGlobal FAIR Program treats corruption as a symptom of the organization’s malfunctioning and treats people as capable, motivated human beings, knowledgeable about their organizations. Basing our approach on the Islands of Integrity™ methodology, we tailor our intervention to every unique context we encounter.
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 successful results obtained by these methods 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.
Our approach involves the stakeholders who are part of the problem as important partners in creating long-term solutions, engaging decision-makers using collaboration and dialogue to create sustainable solutions for mutually-beneficial social change. The process builds trust between public leaders, managers, and employees and ensures real commitment to the implementation of planned changes. Our approach focuses on vulnerabilities to corruption and finds ways to dismantle monopoly service provision, reduce the degree of discretion of public officials, and introduce more accountability in to the local government system.
To avoid a siloed approach, PartnersGlobal combines this government-level intervention with bold and creative reforms to address other factors that can drive a system of corruption
What Can PartnersGlobal Offer?
We can offer training to join a cadre of anti-corruption practitioners, and work with local governments and other organizations to implement our anti-corruption process. Where we have supported local government leaders to address corruption, three positive results have emerged:
- A deeper, shared understanding of the vulnerabilities to corruption
- A plan of action for curing and preventing corruption
- More effective execution because the strategies are owned by managers and staff
- Access Nigeria
- Islands of Integrity