Could you provide us with an overview of successful approaches, activities and best practices from youth organisations and initiatives fighting corruption in conflict and post-conflict environments?
There are a number of anti-corruption youth projects in conflict, post-conflict and fragile environments. These projects have either been started by young people themselves, or by organisations wishing to engage with young people. Efforts have been helped by the growing use of Information and communications technology (ICT), social media, and crowd-sourcing platforms which allow for quick, cheap and easy access to a large number of people. This query categorises projects into four groups (i) building young people’s capacity, (ii) educating young people, (iii) youth movements and groups and (iv) community monitoring.
The available literature suggests that anti-corruption projects designed in conflict, post-conflict and fragile environments should firstly conduct context and power analysis to inform project design so that it suits the needs of the local community, and to improve project effectiveness.
Pring, C. Anti-corruption programmes for young people in conflict and post-conflict countries. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2015) 9 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 2015:8]