Investing in Integrity, UNDP
Creating guidelines for anti-corruption and communicating stories of impact from Asia Pacific
The Governance and Peacebuilding team at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub work with governments, civic bodies and the private sector in the Asia Pacific region, to ensure access to justice, build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions, as well as initiatives to reduce bribery and corruption. I supported the team in developing communication material to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals and the results achieved with partner governments in line with the 2030 Agenda.
I researched existing literature and synthesized and developed content with the team to include success stories.
My role was also to design the booklet and infographics to communicate the impact clearly.
Corruption is a key driver of growing inequality, persistent poverty and the exclusion of the most vulnerable from the gains of economic growth. It is estimated that over 900 million people across the region had to pay a bribe to access basic services such as health or education in 2017. Raising awareness on how might public sector stakeholders invest in integrity and build transparent and accountable institutions is critical for sustainable development.
We developed guidelines on how stakeholders could build transparent and accountable institutions around the three pillars of anti-corruption policies, inclusive delivery of public services, and the idea of open government, community engagement. This information culminated into a booklet published by UNDP in June 2017. We also created an infographic illustrating how corruption hinders ASEAN’s development, overview of guidelines on how countries could invest in integrity, as well as success stories from the region. These material were disseminated at stakeholder meetings.
Infographic summarizing the human development report