1. Corruption is not only about bribes: People especially the poor get hurt when resources are wasted. That’s why it is so important to understand the different kinds of corruption to develop smart responses.
2. Power of the people: Create pathways that give citizens relevant tools to engage and participate in their governments – identify priorities, problems and find solutions.
3. Cut the red tape: Bring together formal and informal processes (this means working with the government as well as non-governmental groups) to change behavior and monitor progress.
4.It’s not 1999: Use the power of technology to build dynamic and continuous exchanges between key stakeholders: government, citizens, business, civil society groups, media, academia etc.
5. Deliver the goods: Invest in institutions and policy – sustainable improvement in how a government delivers services is only possible if the people in these institutions endorse sensible rules and practices that allow for change while making the best use of tested traditions and legacies – imported models often do not work.
6. Get incentives right: Align anti-corruption measures with market, behavioral, and social forces. Adopting integrity standards is a smart business decision, especially for companies interested in doing business with the World Bank Group and other development partners.
7. Sanctions matter: Punishing corruption is a vital component of any effective anti-corruption effort.
8. Act globally and locally: Keep citizens engaged on corruption at local, national, international and global levels – in line with the scale and scope of corruption. Make use of the architecture that has been developed and the platforms that exist for engagement.
9. Build capacity for those who need it most: Countries that suffer from chronic fragility, conflict and violence– are often the ones that have the fewest internal resources to combat corruption. Identify ways to leverage international resources to support and sustain good governance.
10. Learn by doing: Any good strategy must be continually monitored and evaluated to make sure it can be easily adapted as situations on the ground change.
What are other ways we could fight corruption? Tell us in the comments.
“There come moments in the history of nations when people feel the urge to be a part of a transformational movement for the country’s progress. Today is the opportunity for 125 crore Indians to join the Mahayagya against corruption, black money, terrorism and fake notes.”
- PM Narendra Modi on 8th November, 2016
8th November, 2016, will go down in history as a golden lettered day for India. On this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation, a revolutionary step in fighting the menace of black money and corruption. In an unprecedented display of Jan Bhagidari, 125 crore Indians stood shoulder to shoulder with the Prime Minister in this fight for India’s bright future.
As we approach a year of this landmark day, let us come together again and highlight the fight against corruption and black money in creative ways. This will help create awareness and also motivate further action in this fight for the nation’s future.
On these themes, you can express your ideas in various ways:
1. Essay: You can write an evocative essay. The essay can include the highlights and achievements so far in the fight against corruption and black money and some ideas to further strengthen the participative nature of the battle. (Max length: 1200 words. Submit only in PDF format)
2. Artwork: You can prepare creative artworks / caricatures / cartoons / posters that capture the spirit of collective of the people to end the menace of corruption and black money. (Max file size: 4 MB. Submit only in PDF/PNG/JPEG formats)
3. Video: You can prepare a video that can reach the mass population of India and highlight to them both achievements as well as the collective nature of the fight and motivate them further to continue to be part of the vigil. (Max duration: 4 minutes. Submit only YouTube links)
4. Poem: You can pen down a poem that can be composed into an anthem. (Submit only in PDF format)
For each of the above categories, there are separate prizes and they are as below:
• 1st prize – Rs. 2 lakhs
• 2nd prize – Rs. 1 lakhs
• 3rd prize – Rs. 50,000
• 5 consolation prizes of Rs. 25,000 each
Last Date for submissions: 30th November 2017
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May the fight against corruption and black money keep winning great victories. May the message of honesty and probity spread far and wide.
Note: Please read the Terms and Conditions for each category carefully.