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4 new facts about global corruption
Dec 06 2012
The Indian website I Paid a Bribe has logged nearly 22,000 reports from people forced to pay bribes totaling $14.8m – for everything from job referrals to getting a passport.
A third case, I Paid a Bribe (Dot) Com, cowritten with Rachna Tahilyani, concerns an innovative website in India that encourages members of the public to address corruption by self-reporting their experiences online. Since corruption flourishes where information is murky, the goal is transparency, leveraging the ubiquity and anonymity of the Internet.
ipaidabribe.com: A website that encourages Indians to share their bribe giving experiences
Dec 03 2012
Among the case studies taught, one is on ipaidabribe.com, a website that focuses on petty retail corruption in India. It helps the average Indian post his or her bribery experience and it also uncovers the "market price" of corruption in various cities, departments and services.
At World Economic Forum, Indian Business Elites Fret Over Their Country’s Future Growth
Nov 10 2012
Another thread to surface is how technology can help get India to where it wants and needs to go. Though India’s global tech expertise developed with an eye on the international market, players in both the public and private sectors are figuring out how to put those skills to work in everything from the fight against corruption with web sites like ipaidabribe.com, to getting teachers to show up to work in rural schools.
“I Paid a Bribe” uses crowdsourcing to track corruption in India
Nov 02 2012
A non-profit organization in India is on a mission to fight corruption in the country through a new website called “I Paid a Bribe.” The site allows users to anonymously distinguish whether they paid, accepted or declined a bribe in various sectors of society. They can also submit the time, type, location, frequency and value of a bribe.
"Uncover the market price of corruption," proclaims the banner on the homepage of ipaidabribe.com. It invites people to share their experiences of bribery, what a bribe was for, where it took place and how much was involved.
Vent on anti-bribe website lands customs babu in net
Oct 31 2012
A Bangalorean returning from the US with a kayak worth Rs 60,000 was prepared to pay the required customs duty. But a customs officer demanded a bribe of Rs 8,000, threatening to confiscate the boat. The passenger posted this dismal experience on I Paid a Bribe, following which the corrupt official has been suspended. Bangalore Customs Joint Commissioner (Airport) T V Ravi, told Bangalore Mirror that made a front page story on the incident, “Complaints posted on www.ipaidabribe.com are taken seriously.”
Naujoje svetainėje Lietuvos gyventojai kviečiami pranešti apie korupcijos atvejus
Oct 22 2012
Similar initiatives exist in other countries. For example, acting in India www.ipaidabribe.com page (called "I paid a bribe") has received 21,000 reports of possible violations and led to reforms in the Indian public sector. "Colleagues from foreign experience shows that people are willing to use these pages and report potential abuses and lack of transparency. I would love to skaidrumolinija.lt site becomes a place where people openly and responsibly report problems and irregularities, of which perhaps we would not have learned otherwise. I hope that the index will be a useful tool for law enforcement and state and municipal representatives, seeking to understand what to look out for and what to improve their operations, "says TI Sergey Muravyev.