Ashoka Fellow
United Kingdom
Fellow Since 2015
    This description of Fredrik Galtung's work was prepared when Fredrik Galtung was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
    An estimated 25% of aid and government projects’ value is lost to fraud, corruption and mismanagement in developing and war-torn countries. Fredrik Galtung is re-defining anti-corruption work from top-down finger pointing to bottom-up promotion of integrity at the community level. Questioning the assumption that corruption can be tackled through punishment, he founded Integrity Action (IA) in 2003 with the primary objective of fixing problems through collaboration rather than trying to curb corruption by catching individuals or changing systems of governance by imitating the institutions of a few successful reformers.
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