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PNG using Mobile Phones to fight Corruption

Four years on since its inception, the revolutionary “Phones Against Corruption” initiative by the Papua New Guinea Department of Finance (DoF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is now set to expand to another 44 government agencies.

Having already been described as a runaway success, the Phones Against Corruption initiative is an anonymous reporting system, through which members of the public encouraged to report concerns relating to acts and incidents amounting to corruption.

As a precursor to other, yet to be formalized anti-corruption initiatives, such as the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the Phones Against Corruption initiative has already aided in uncovering about 500 corruption related cases over the past 4 years.

Of these 500 cases over 70 are in various stages of investigation, ten have been completed, five are before the courts and two have resulted in convictions.


IT Officer with Australian High Commisssion Honiara, Solomon Islands

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