Naming and Faming honest government officials!

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Naming and Faming honest government officials!
Naming and Faming honest government officials!
Naming and Faming honest government officials!
Naming and Faming honest government officials!
Naming and Faming honest government officials!
Naming and Faming honest government officials!
Naming and Faming honest government officials!
Naming and Faming honest government officials!
Naming and Faming honest government officials!
Integrity Idol Pakistan
Integrity Idol Pakistan

This is an exciting time at the Accountability Lab, and especially for everyone engaged in Integrity Idol! Over the last few weeks, ordinary people in 5 countries (Pakistan, Nepal, Nigeria, Mali and Liberia) watched mini-documentaries and voted for their favorite Integrity Idol out of five honest civil servants.

Honoring these civil servants are the heart of this campaign. Before a crowd of more than 300 national officials and dignitaries in Islamabad, including high-level political party representatives, foreign ambassadors, public servants, and engaged citizens, Shehryar Gul was named Pakistan’s third Integrity Idol winner on December 4th, 2018. Chosen from more than 300 nominees, Gul’s dedication to serving citizens and carrying out his duties honestly has earned him the respect of his colleagues, superiors and most importantly- Pakistani citizens. “This is a huge honor for me,” said Gul at [the] ceremony, noting that the award also belonged to all officials who are working to serve the public. He received the award from Minister of State for the Interior, Shehryar Afridi, who reiterated the importance of integrity and the government’s commitment to accountability and transparency stating: “Integrity Idol should have been the order of the day since day one- we should all be proud of Accountability Lab.”

As campaigns are wrapping up in all 5 countries, we are excited about the next phase of this work: Involving more young people and more civil servants in this work through our ancillary programs. Over the last few months, we’ve hosted Integrity Summits all over Nepal, bringing together a variety of community stakeholders, government officials and youth to unpack what accountability and integrity should look like in their community and how to push for those ideals. These summits are now becoming part of Integrity Idol in all countries. Additionally, our Integrity Fellowship offers bright emerging leaders the opportunity to shadow an honest civil servant, learn about their work, and consider a career of service themselves.

You make our work possible! As we continue to expand this program to new places and expand programming to include more voices in the conversation around integrity, we are incredibly grateful to all the donors who have helped us push this work forward.




Integrity Idol Nepal
Integrity Idol Nepal
Integrity Idol Nigeria
Integrity Idol Nigeria
Integrity Idol Mali
Integrity Idol Mali
Integrity Idol Liberia
Integrity Idol Liberia
Integrity Idol South Africa
Integrity Idol South Africa

Integrity Idol remains one of our flagship initiatives. More than “naming and faming” honest civil servants in 6 countries, we view Integrity Idol as a global movement -- and this movement is growing!

Our first Integrity Idol South Africa campaign concluded in May. Thousands of citizens participated in nominating honest civil servants from a multitude of government agencies and voted for their favorite nominee. Captain Vinny Pillay, who received the most votes, shared the following:  

“It’s important to examine our own integrity in an effort to restore morals and values that are core to a functioning society. I am hoping to make a bigger difference in my community and work with the other Integrity Idols in realizing more concrete change in South Africa.”

Captain Vinny is not the only civil servant committed to making a difference. With our 2018 campaigns in full swing, nominations are pouring into our offices in Mali, Nigeria, Liberia, Nepal and Pakistan. In addition to these countries, Accountability Lab has also partnered with Transparency International who recently launched Integrity Idol Sri Lanka!

As this movement is growing, we are also learning and improving our work along the way and we invite you to read our Integrity Idol Learning Report. In June the first Integrity Idol Summit was hosted in Monrovia, Liberia, bringing together Idols from all over the country. These civil servants, ranging from teachers and nurses to law enforcement officers, are inspired to be part of a network of individuals who are committed to the improvement of their communities and their country. They serve their communities in many ways and they're focused on building a better future for the next generation. In her spare time, Yaah Suah (Integrity Idol Liberia 2017) who serves as her county’s coordinator for the Ministry of Gender, created a program aimed at increasing awareness around women’s reproductive health for the young girls in her community. We know that there are many others, like Yaah, who go the extra mile every day.

Donors, like you, make this movement possible and we are incredibly grateful for your support. As we learn from challenges and build on our successes, we’d like to encourage you to spread the word about Integrity Idol to help us grow our community of supporters and donors. With your help, we’re able to showcase civil servants who value integrity, create networks of like-minded individuals who support and inspire each other, and plant seeds for the next generation of honest public officials.

Integrity Idol Summit in Liberia
Integrity Idol Summit in Liberia

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