Social Entrepreneurs Initiative: The Winners

Tracking Construction Companies

Moldovan citizens have limited possibilities to check the credibility of the construction companies and their construction projects. The state authorities have no online service available for the public on verifying the legality of construction company's activity and apartment buildings construction projects. Citizens have to believe that the copies of the documents presented by the construction companies are authentic, which, according to the statistics, is not always the case. In the last four years the Anticorruption Centre of Moldova opened about 50 criminal cases on real estate frauds and corruption cases against construction companies which didn't finish their construction projects being under contract with more than 300 persons, citizens who invested all their savings in the apartments they never will get. The project aims to promote transparency and Moldovan state intuitions' accountability by means of an innovative web portal (online platform) which will provide to Moldovan citizens the detailed information on construction companies' activity and on construction projects in progress in Chisinau city.

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Mapping Corruption with Journalists & Citizens

We want to change attitudes. We want people to realize they can do something to make Colombia a more transparent society. Our two-tiered map presents multiple opportunities to promote change. The journalists' stories now have a national platform. So will the citizen alerts. And if journalists and citizens can collaborate and work together, instead of having a collection of isolated incidents, we will have a snapshot of corruption in the country, which we hope will prompt authorities to take stronger measures against corruption.

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Resisting Bribery

The project will be targeting Sana'a governorate. Basically in the first phases, the project will target youth initiatives, youth foundations and universities and youth will be trained in order to lead the Zero Note Campaign. In the last phase of the project, Young people will implement the campaign in Alsabeen park (one of the biggest parks in Sana'a) and they will target the residence of the governorate. With its population exceeding 20 million, Yemen is one of the poorest countries worldwide therefore corruption is a risk attached to our daily lives and bribery is included. Bribery is responsible for tender-related corruption, bad road construction and damage of houses. As a result we believe that getting people's attention in this regard will help in decreasing the problems.

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E-Participatory Budgeting

Romanian citizens are not informed with regards to what happens with public money, even though the information is public and they have the necessary legal rights to participate to the process. This leads to less accountable governmental spending of public money, poor management of public resources and services and systemic corruption. By using user-friendly technologies we are trying to change the perception that transparency public spending should be the responsibility of governments or civil society because it's complicated and transform it into a funky activity for each citizen with access to internet.

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Acting Against Match-Fixing

Sports fans are only aware of big match-fixing scandals. However, small sized or individual match-fixing scandals are not really known. It is about blacklisting the sports clubs and players which are found guilty of match fixing in the sports and betting community. Guilty parties will be blacklisted for two seasons.

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Opening Public Jobs for the Public

In consecutive yearly country reports, the European Commission mentions that in Romania corruption represents "a serious and extensive problem that affects almost every aspect of society". The reports also highlight that the main actors and institutions engaged in fighting corruption have certain "problems regarding integrity". My project aims at combating these forms of corruption by providing a simple and open mechanism for controlling recruitment and promotion within the civil service. That is, by posting all announcements online so that any person can easily gain access to information about new vacancies and opportunities for promotion within the civil service.

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