Up to 17% of GDP in developing countries is lost due to corruption, fraud and mismanagement. This threatens basic human needs, including education, water, healthcare, roads and social services. In settings like post-earthquake Nepal, such wastes in resources can be devastating. Integrity Action helps communities in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East fix failing development projects. To vastly improve reconstruction in post-earthquake Nepal, donate today.
Fraud, corruption and mismanagement routinely cause development projects to lose up to 25% of their potential value. If we can improve this practice, it will be like channelling hundreds of millions - and, eventually, billions - more dollars into the hands of the needy. Over $4 billion has been pledged to aid reconstruction in at least 14 severely impacted districts of post-earthquake Nepal. By increasing the efficiency of this expenditure, we could make an enormous impact on local livelihoods.
Integrity Action's unique strength is infrastructure monitoring. After six years of fixing failing development projects in Nepal, we're excellently-placed to help train locals to supervise effective reconstruction. As the first organisation to deploy the insights of the feedback revolution (eg. Tripadvisor) in international development, we've helped secure the basic needs of over 5 million people the world over - simply by making sure that people's money achieves the outcomes it was meant to.
Reconstruction is no quick fix. Key to our success has been to focus on a small number of geographies, and in Nepal, our priority is monitoring in Sindhupalchowk district. By 2020, however, we aim to improve public service delivery for 10% of the whole population, not only of Nepal, but also of Kenya, Afghanistan and Palestine. We also aim to collaborate with 2,000 local monitors in these countries, giving them the tools to engage with government and society to promote integrity over a lifetime.