U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from a U4 Partner Agency. The U4 Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International in collaboration with the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Query

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?

Purpose

The information will be used to help redesign a youth programme in Yemen.

Content

1. Background
2. Types of youth programmes
3. Considerations when designing youthprogrammes in conflict/post-conflictenvironments
4. References

Summary

The world has the largest number of young people ever, many of whom live in developing countries. Young people can play an important role in anticorruption programmes through their potential as future leaders and voters, and due to their creativity and innovative approaches. 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 ICTs, 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 anticorruption projects designed in conflict, postconflict and fragile environments should firstly conduct context and power analysis to inform project design so that it suits the needs of the local community,

Authors

Coralie Pring, Transparency International, tihelpdesk@transparency.org

Date

30/04/2015

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