We imagine a world free from corruption

Since February 2019, Ashoka has been curating a series of monthly online gatherings with Ashoka Fellows and other guests and partners to discuss the main challenges, solutions and trends in the field of anti-corruption and organized crime. By weaving a conversation learning about each other's work and context, we built the trust needed for the community to solidify and begin the collective impact design process in three key areas:​ ​

  • Government Transparency. Focusing on the one hand on sharing and scaling effective solutions of platforms to collect and share data on public procurement and public money expenditure, and on the other on analyzing the trends and barriers to increase super-national bodies' accountability.​
  • Empowered Civil Society. Reflecting upon the systemic tools to create a mindset shift and a new narrative on corruption; modelling new initiatives for citizens and young people's empowerment.​
  • Businesses with Integrity.  Exploring systemic tools to help limit the use of corporations for corruption and encourage a business of good practice. ​

 

Together, we can accelerate history  

We're the first global community of changemakers tackling corruption and organized crime collectively. By making these new co-created solutions and mindsets the new norm, we can accelerate history and shape new common attitudes and behaviors. By 2022 we're targeting these metrics:

  • 15+ accelerated solutions and collaboration projects
  • 6+ new Ashoka Fellows selected and supported
  • 15+ other innovative changemakers identified and supported through programs and the community​
  • 10+ workshops, bootcamps, accelerator programs ​

 

 

Why Ashoka

Amplifying the impact of social entrepreneurs since 1981​

Ashoka has been working over the past four decades to equip leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows) with the resources, tools and networks needed to maximize the positive impact of their solutions and build ecosystems that can welcome and enhance these changes.​ ​

Our global network is already tackling organized crime and corruption​

More than 200 Ashoka fellows are already tackling the root causes or problems of organized crime and corruption already in a system-changing approach. Our goal is to connect them, link them with the public and the corporate sector, scale their solutions and find new and innovative solutions together. ​ 

We invite foundations and corporations to join Ashoka, its Fellows and partners in co-creating this collective journey to accelerate social change towards our goals.​ 

 

See case studies

2018 Global Study Finds Ashoka Fellows Change Policy, Market Dynamics, and How People Think

In 2018, Ashoka led one of the largest and most diverse studies of system changing social entrepreneurs ever conducted. And we found that Ashoka Fellows are having systems-level impact — 74 percent have achieved change in public policy or legislation, others are changing market systems, and mindsets...
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Emerging Insights - The 2018 Ashoka Fellows

This collection showcases how our 2018 Ashoka Fellows are working to affect change on today's most pressing issues.
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#LeadYoung - Peter Eigen: fearless since 13, he's changed the world’s mindset about corruption

Corruption long was a taboo subject. Bribes in some countries were tax-deductible. That mindset changed when Peter, having seen the untold damage it was doing, especially in his earlier work in development, founded and built up Transparency International . Transparency built chapters in almost every...
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Ashoka and the field of social entrepreneurship it built are giving millions the power of knowing they can change their worlds. Nothing undercuts corruption more effectively or more permanently.​

Peter Eingen
Founder of Transparency International​
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