Monday, June 6, 2011

Crowd-sourcing to reduce corruption

While we're used to citing examples like Wikipedia or Foursquare of the power and 'wisdom' of crowds to source information, thanks to the BBC for drawing attention to www.IPaidABribe.com

What a fantastic project! It allows victims of corruption, anonymously, to report the fact that they had to pay a bribe to accomplish something. Just bringing the corruption into public visibility is sometimes enough to cause the bad practices to stop; alternatively, the web site is able to help to estimate the scale of the problem and the procedures that need to be changed to stamp out wickedness.

Wonderful!
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