KEY INDIVIDUAL(s)

N/A

FUNDERS OR OTHERS ORGANISATION(s) INVOLVED

Transparency International

KEY CATEGORIES

Citizen Participation
Citizen Empowerment
Corruption
Governance
Transparency
Accountability

CONTACT CTIN

Initiative

Action for Transparency

INITIATIVE

STATUS

COUNTRY

FOUNDING DATE

LAST UPDATED

Action for Transparency

Live

Kenya

.

2020/05/08

TYPE OF ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

NAME

EMAIL

WEBSITE

Non-Governmental Initiative

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF INITIATIVE

Action for Transparency (A4T) is a pioneering project that fights corruption and mismanagement of government funds by putting the power to change in the hands of citizens. Using a mobile phone with Internet access, anyone is able to check the amount of government money pledged to each school and health clinic – and the amount actually spent.

If you don’t have a smartphone, you can find the same functionality on the website. Action for Transparency empowers citizens and government employees to act on corruption experienced in their everyday lives. Using a mobile phone with Internet access, anyone is able to check the amount of government money pledged to each school and health clinic – and the amount actually spent. By exposing which institutions and individuals are involved in corruption and providing the data to journalists and activist groups we hope we can make corruption less attractive.

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