Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Last week, we were lucky enough to catch Integrity Action’s CEO, Fredrik Galtung, while he was in Washington and have him run a special Brown-Bag Lunch (BBL) on his newly published report The Fix Rate: A Key Metric for Transparency and Accountability.
Through the use of “Community Integrity Building”, Fredrik discussed the importance of bringing citizen and public officials together as a key element of the fix rate which, “measure[s] the incidence with which transparency and accountability-related problems are resolved to the satisfaction of key stakeholders.” As Fredrik pointed out, the ability to close the loop between groups is what is at the core of a lot of transparency issues; it’s the connection that matters, as outlined in the reports various examples of ways in which communities have come together – in often very different ways – to build their communities.
As an integral part of the approach, there are Five Phases in Integrity Action’s Community Integrity Building Approach:
To learn more about the full approach, have a look at Integrity Actions full report The Fix Rate: A Key Metric for Transparency and Accountability now available online.