- Service: Advisory
- Type: KPMG information
- Date: 12/19/2013
Representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) present at the workshop agreed on the following paradigms that will enable them to collectively advance and scale up their current anti-corruption efforts, achieving even better results and deepening the impact created over time. Based on peer-to-peer and peer-to-expert learning, rigorous self-evaluation, thoughtful strategizing and in-depth comparison of results, participants agreed to
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Focus on the empowerment of citizens, including capacity building for concrete action and
a focus on training-of-trainers programs. It is important to introduce “easy-to-use” and context-
appropriate tools, to use existent networks and local partners when engaging with citizens.
• Ensure careful country and context analysis—building on what is already there, keeping the
focus on both milestones and the overall aim, pursuing SMART goals in the process.
• Establish and maintain constructive engagement with local authorities and other stakeholders
such as private businesses wherever suitable, creating networks and building coalitions
across organizations, levels and sectors.
• Use traditional and established media as well as social and new media formats to sustain
anti-corruption efforts, assembling and mobilizing a critical mass of supporters and keeping
these citizens and other stakeholders informed on progress made at all times. Keeping the
issues alive may require relationship-building with media representatives and is essential to
maintaining public interest. Relationships can be strengthened and journalists empowered if
they are included in capacity building exercises and targeted sensitization efforts.
• Create anti-corruption alliances that are meaningful in a given political economy context,
soliciting the assistance of prominent national or other well-known anti-corruption champions,
including administration leaders and politicians whenever possible.
• Maintain exemplary standards of integrity and professionalism, including financial integrity
and reporting; Stick to the facts, and join credibility alliances whenever possible.