Research project “Crowdsourcing against corruption – the case of Not In My Country” in Uganda and Kenya funded by Spider. Purpose is to understand crowdsourcing as a tactic and to fill some critical gaps in the knowledge about ICT enabled anti-corruption interventions to further our common understanding of what works, why and in what circumstances.
Done with research assistants from Temple University and Makerere University.
Current status: writing up phase.
Reflections: there is a need to incorporate deeper understanding of the temporal dimensions of “motive alignment” into crowdsourcing design. While respondents share NIMC’s long-term goal of reducing “corruption”, data reveal that respondents recognise some benefits of corrupt practices for themselves and their peers.
The project was discussed on the Swedish nightly news programme Aktuellt (SVT) on 2014-04_22.