Strengthening Integrity Pacts in Targeted Regions

Organization(s)

Transparency International Indonesia (TII)

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Basic Project Information

TII worked with local partners and communities to establish “integrity pacts” between local mayors, business leaders, and civil society representatives to reduce corruption in public procurement, and enhance local participation and independent monitoring.

Project Summary

Objectives

  • Support increased economic and social development in Indonesia through the implementation of good governance principles
  • Reduce corruption in targeted regions of Indonesia through greater public participation in the development and implementation of the local public procurement budget, and increased media coverage

Summary

TII implemented a series of “integrity pacts” between public officials, business leaders, and members of civil society as part of an overall program aimed at reducing corruption in the use of public funds across Indonesia. To establish these pacts, TII sought the approval of mayors, and then held workshops with local stakeholders to identify potential vulnerabilities to public corruption. Local leaders then agreed to an action plan to address those vulnerabilities. This also included enacting a mayoral decree establishing local independent monitoring units. These plans formed the basis for a public pact signed by politicians and business leaders, indicating their commitment to refrain from corrupt practices, and civil society leaders, indicating their commitment to monitoring the pact. The particular follow-up actions depended on community needs and “problem maps” developed by local civil society organizations (CSOs). In some localities, the local independent monitoring organization and CSOs monitored public procurement and project implementation. In others, follow-up included monitoring particular public services and establishing an online complaint handling mechanism. In all cases, a quasi-state body of appointed community members monitored the pact, while local citizen monitors, youth groups, and journalists also ensured that all parties met their commitments.

Use of Information Communication Technology

None

Scale

10 communities in each of the project's 6 provinces

Target Population

All community members
Results

Results Methodology

Not available

Indicators Used

Not available

Reported Results

  • The work of certain local monitoring groups is continuing despite the end of the project
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