This is another one in a series of guest blogs by Global Integrity’s Norah Mallaney.
The Global Integrity Impact Challenge is seeking proposals for projects that use Global Integrity’s diagnostic tools to fight corruption. The best proposals get a US$1,000 prize and a chance to pitch the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) for funding to implement their ideas.
This year, Global Integrity released our 3rd annual assessment of anti-corruption and good governance trends around the world. The Global Integrity Report: 2008 highlights the strengths and weaknesses of government accountability mechanisms in specific country contexts. Now that the data has been gathered: how can this information be used to address these governance gaps?
To answer this question, the Global Integrity Challenge will offer cash prizes to groups that use the Report’s Integrity Indicators to develop projects that fight corruption. We’re looking to promote direct linkages between the problem of corruption, Global Integrity’s diagnostic tools, [your proposed project here] and measurable change on the ground. For more information on the types of proposals we’re accepting and the application process, please see http://tinyurl.com/impactlink
The application deadline is April 5th, 2009.
A jury will review the proposals and select six to ten finalists. An online public vote will select three winners. Each winner will receive a US $1,000 prize as well as an introduction to the Partnership for Transparency Fund, an organization that provides grants to groups working on corruption issues.
You can learn more about the Impact Challenge at http://tinyurl.com/impactlink. We look forward to receiving your entries!