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Citizens Wield Web Tools to Combat Petty Bribery

August 10, 2012
TrustLaw website
Citizen Websites and mobile apps are popping up from Colombia to South Africa encouraging people to report the bribes they pay to get a drivers' license, a birth certificate or even to see an emergency doctor. But shining a spotlight on corruption is not proving enough to shame bribe-takers into stopping. Community activists say the next step is to use this new source of data as a lobbying tool to get government officials to act. Two years after the launch of ipaidabribe.com in Bangalore -- a website for citizens to report petty bribery -- the site has become a global model for how crowd-sourcing technology can be used to hold government officials to account.