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Fiji competes for US$50,000 in anti-corruption funding
Thursday, 12/06/2014
UNDP’s Social Innovation Initiative

Fiji is among the 14 anti-corruption initiatives countries from Asia and the South Pacific who have been persuading a panel of judges for a chance to be funded by UNDP’s Social Innovation Initiative.  

Social Innovation Fund will announce its appointment during an ongoing Regional Dialogue on “Transparency, Accountability and Voices against Corruption” which ends this weekend.

This is a joint effort of UNDP’s Global Anti‑Corruption Initiative and the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre.

According to UNDP’s regional anti-corruption adviser Elodie Beth Seo, poor governance and discrimination remain key development challenges despite the high economic growth in many countries in the Asia‑Pacific region.

The Fund intends to encourage UNDP country offices and partnering NGOs to come up with innovations that address corruption in a way that reduces poverty.

Countries taking part in the summit include Fiji, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam for a chance to win the $50,000 U.S that would allow them to pilot their projects.

Story by Prasheel Chandra