April 8, 2005
Democracy and Civic Engagement Group Summary
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Democracy and Civil Engagement Group
1. What types of technology were employed?
Information systems and training
e-government (law, licences, taxes)
Information systems of libraries
Liberalisation, more access to internet
2. What fields were represented?
Government services (civil service, judiciary, etc.)
Private sector, Non-profits
3. What barriers to implementation were encountered?
Bribery or Gift-giving? Nepotism, cover-ups
Fear of technology, especially by the older generation
Red tape – lack of clear procedures
Older generation vs. younger generation (gen. gap)
Imposed lack of education (lack of access)
Lack of access to financial resources
4. How were the barriers overcome?
Strict enforcement of rules and laws regarding conflict of interest
Public awareness through media – effective media
Determination of the new generation – willingness to make changes
Protection of whistle-blowers
Training of auditors, accountants to spot corruption
Leadership committed to fighting corruption
Thanks to Christine Swanson for facilitating the group and to Shehryar Sarwar for transcribing group notes.
Posted by chri1010 at April 8, 2005 10:55 PM