Tech for Integrity

Shaping the Future of Trust and Integrity

Corruption impedes economic growth, contributes to social inequality, and obstructs innovation. As such, global leaders of business, government and civil society are demanding better ways to foster trust and improve integrity and transparency.

Technology has emerged as the greatest ally of transparency and a critical tool against corruption. However, the rate of change and complexity of solutions accompanying the 4th Industrial Revolution make it difficult for any organization to keep up with emerging technologies. The private sector in particular seems to view new tech innovations with more optimism as potential enablers of trust and integrity.

How effective do you believe the following technologies are for enabling trust and integrity?

  • Public Sector
  • Private Sector

Four nascent technologies in particular - blockchain, big data analytics, A.I., and e-governance - hold significant promise for businesses and governments to safeguard primary points of vulnerability. The World Economic Forum's partners worked to identify key strategic points where systems are most vulnerable to corruption, and where emerging solutions could play a transformative role in addressing them.

Government Transactions and Public Procurement

Financial technologies and electronic banking solutions that improve transparency. Ensuring that procurement procedures are transparent and fair.

Culture, Ethics and Engagement

Educate and engage citizens in the anti-corruption agenda.

Information, Security and Identity

Secure information, identities, networks and transactions involving governments.

Financial Crimes

Apply financial technology to crack down on other illicit activities.

Crisis Management and Aid

Develop “fraud-and-graft-resistant” crisis payment tools.

Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape

Minimize paper documents, cash transactions and manual processes.

Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

Consider big data solutions and advanced analytics, that detect, deter fraud.

A New Catalyst for Trust and Integrity

A New Catalyst for Trust and Integrity

The World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) launched this Tech for Integrity (T4I) platform to accelerate anti-corruption efforts and reduce the amount of time needed to make tangible impact.

This platform provides three intersecting spaces to drive thought-leadership, networks and impact:

T4I Synergy Lab

In 2017, World Economic Forum Strategic Partners - led by Citi and supported by Clifford Chance, Facebook, IBM, MasterCard, Microsoft, Let's Talk Payments, PwC as well as 80+ Allies and Contributors - singled out 96 global T4I Innovators whose technologies can substantively transform efforts to mitigate the above vulnerability points and build trust and integrity back into systems.

Utilize the T4I Synergy Lab to search by region and/or vulnerability point to find the T4I innovator with solutions matching your needs.

PACI can facilitate an introduction with any of the below T4I Innovators

  • 360kompany GmbH
    Vienna, Austria
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    360kompany GmbH

    kompany

    Offering real-time access to authoritative, audit-proof company information covering 100 million companies in 150+ jurisdictions powering KYC, AML, EDD checks. The service can improve or automate the verification of businesses (cross-border) based on real-time, authoritative and audit-proof company Information directly from commercial registers, UBO directories and PEP / sanctions lists.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • 360ofme
    Detroit, United States
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    360ofme

    360ofme your Personal Data Exchange (PDX)

    Detroit, United States
    http://360ofme.com

    Enables a consumer to store, manage, share and gain derived insights from their digital identity, digital personae, and digital footprints.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • AasPaas Digital Citizen Technologies
    Mumbai, India
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement

    AasPaas Digital Citizen Technologies

    AasPaas Digital Citizen Technologies

    An intuitive one stop hyperlocal social media that allows citizens, authorities, elected reps and civil bodies to collaborate on local issues while abstracting complexities, introducing transparency.

    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
  • AID:Tech
    Dublin, Ireland
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    AID:Tech

    Digital ID

    The AID:Tech platform is built on blockchain technology to ensure that end beneficiaries received the aid, entitlements and welfare directly to their Digital ID.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Always In-touch Real-time ("AIR")
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    Always In-touch Real-time ("AIR")

    sauth

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    http://www.air.za.net

    Using Blockchain’s Terminology as reference, AIR uses the User Name and Password as a Public Key, converted to a Private Key which only the Authorising System will be able to decipher, confirm the identity and authenticate a user.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • AppsCo Inc
    St Louis, United States
    • Information, Security and Identity

    AppsCo Inc

    AppsCo IAM

    St Louis, United States
    http://www.appsco.com

    One-click access to all of a user's apps from one place. Available instantly from all devices through a singular dashboard.

    • Information, Security and Identity
  • ArcLife
    Sydney, Australia
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement

    ArcLife

    Aquila App

    Sydney, Australia
    http://www.arclife.com

    The Aquila app has been designed to deliver interactive mobile learning and facilitate sharing of best ethics practice, globally.

    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
  • Averon
    San Francisco, United States
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    Averon

    Averon Autonomous 2FA

    San Francisco, United States
    http://www.averon.com

    Ultra-secure mobile identity authentication and secure payments.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • Basel Institute on Governance
    Basel, Switzerland
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Basel Institute on Governance

    Basel Open Intelligence (BOI)

    Analysis open source information to create intelligence tailored to needs of public authorities, corporations and financial institutions.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Bill Cloud Pvt. Ltd.
    Pune, India
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Bill Cloud Pvt. Ltd.

    Bill Cloud

    A cloud based software service that allows urban local bodies to make their bills available to a large number of online and offline collection channels.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • BrillantLimited
    Nairobi, Kenya
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    BrillantLimited

    BrillantPay

    A payment gateway that's built for Africa, but with a global mindset. It makes it easy, fast, secure and more convenient to accept, make and manage payments for both businesses/organizations and individuals.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • CARTO
    Madrid, Spain
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    CARTO

    CARTO BUILDER

    Madrid, Spain
    http://carto.com

    A web-based drag and drop analysis tool for analysts and business users to discover and predict key insights from location data. Enables location intelligence with self-service, actionable dashboards that can beshared across an entire organization.

    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • CashShield
    Singapore, Singapore
    • Financial Crimes

    CashShield

    CashShield

    Singapore, Singapore
    http://www.cashshield.com

    A real time fraud prevention solution designed with big data, machine learning optimized through a unique fraud risk management algorithm. Completely automated system with optimized decisions, eliminating the need for manual reviews while removing hard rules, effectively lowering the cost of managing fraud and allowing greater revenue potential.

    • Financial Crimes
  • Chekk
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    Chekk

    Chekk

    Jakarta, Indonesia
    http://www.chekk.me

    Platform where individuals are empowered to own their digital identity and control what data they share. Businesses get a secure platform for seamless customer interactions and data requests such as KYC.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • ChromaWay
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    ChromaWay

    Esplix and Postchain

    Tel Aviv, Israel
    http://www.chromaway.com

    A unique smart contract and blockchain product which automates and streamlines business process workflows and applying it to real-estate and mortgage transactions.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • CityGrows
    Los Angeles, United States
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape

    CityGrows

    CityGrows

    Los Angeles, United States
    https://citygro.ws

    Brings local government processes online for free. A cloud-hosted platform that is a simple and highly functional alternative to the expensive and technically-challenging solutions typically used by governments.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
  • Commugen
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape

    Commugen

    Procurement

    Tel Aviv, Israel
    http://www.commugen.com

    A visual-first platform to run end-to-end procurment and tender processes. Tailors the procurement and tender processes and permissions to the clients needs with no programming experience required.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
  • Conatix
    London, United Kingdom
    • Information, Security and Identity

    Conatix

    Conatix

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.conatix.com

    Tracks bank insider online behavior to monitor unusual activity that may indicate misappropriation of confidential bank customer data. The solution performs real-time streaming and analysis of all online sites, including encrypted websites, visited by users in an enterprise network.

    • Information, Security and Identity
  • Crediwatch Information Analytics Private Limited
    Bangalore, India
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Crediwatch Information Analytics Private Limited

    Crediwatch

    Using proven computational techniques like machine learning, NLP and visualization the platform curates data from distributed and unstructured sources into proprietary models of contextual information and derive amplified insights to help businesses and organizations make data driven decisions.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • CyberCentric
    New York, United States
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    CyberCentric

    CyberCentric

    New York, United States
    http://www.cybercentric.com

    Enables organizations to know precisely where there most sensitive data is at all times. They also monitor the life cycle of information and use AI to ensure that a company's most sensitive data is never used in a way that breaks company policies.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Data Integrated Limited
    Nairobi, Kenya
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    Data Integrated Limited

    MobiTill Sales Tax Application

    A POS machine built in the sales tax application that has been approved by the local revenue authority to work as an electronic tax register in combination with the Card payment, NFC payment, mobile payment and a sales ledger application

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • Dathena Science Pte. Ltd.
    Singapore, Singapore
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Dathena Science Pte. Ltd.

    Dathena 99

    Singapore, Singapore
    http://www.dathena.io

    Identifies and classifies all documents across any organization's system, then assists to protect, retain or delete documents according to customizable business-centric rules.

    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • digi.me Limited
    London, United Kingdom
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    digi.me Limited

    digi.me

    London, United Kingdom
    https://digi.me

    Enables users to compile and own their digital life consisting of all their digital actions/information. Once owning their personal data, they can consent to share it with third parties.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • DigiByte Holdings Limited
    Kowloon, Hong Kong. SAR China
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity

    DigiByte Holdings Limited

    DiguSign

    Kowloon, Hong Kong. SAR China
    http://www.dgbholdings.com

    An easy-to-use, workflow compliment to the trade, logistics and related banking industry, via a web and mobile platform to allow users to create blockchain identities

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
  • dopay
    London, United Kingdom
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    dopay

    dopay

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.dopay.com

    Mobile banking app and payroll management platform.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • Element42
    Bangalore, India
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    Element42

    ePaper

    Bangalore, India
    http://www.e42.in

    ‘ePaper’ that helps solves fraud by making it impossible to duplicate a document and by providing the ability to verify with 100% confidence and with ease by using a smart-phone. It also mitigates the operational risk in document issuance.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • Enforcd
    London, United Kingdom
    • Financial Crimes
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Enforcd

    Enforcd EDB - The Enforcement Database

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.enforcd.com

    Financial Services Enforcement Database that uses publicly available information to identify themes and trends in enforcement activity in order to drive good conduct and enable people to learn from the mistakes of others.

    • Financial Crimes
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • ePesos
    Mexico City, Mexico
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape

    ePesos

    ePesos

    Mexico City, Mexico
    http://www.epesos.com

    Telco agnostic mobile wallet for the unbanked featuring cash-out network and API for integration with government and financial systems.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
  • Fáctico
    Mexico City, Mexico
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement

    Fáctico

    Supercivicos app

    Mexico City, Mexico
    http://www.factico.com.mx

    A citizen video reporting app (iOS & Android) that crowdsources data about public infrastructure and public services issues in Mexico & Latin American cities.

    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
  • FRSLABS Research Systems Private Limited
    Bangalore, India
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    FRSLABS Research Systems Private Limited

    ATLAS

    Bangalore, India
    http://www.frslabs.com

    Providing a simple unassisted, paperless and seamless onboarding process on mobile devices using a trusted 3 factor authentication model (Aadhaar, OTP and Face Biometric matches against Aadhaar photograph).

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • Globant
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement

    Globant

    StarmeUp Government

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    http://www.globant.com

    Allowing citizens to recognize government officials by sending values-related stars for their outstanding actions or behavior.

    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
  • HCL
    London, United Kingdom
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    HCL

    CrisisRoute

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.hcl.com

    Surge-routing of crisis funds via machine leaning on social media with transparency through open blockchain networks.

    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • Helperbit
    Turin, Italy
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Helperbit

    Helperbit

    P2P donation and insurance platform that allows people to donate digital and local currencies to charities and to people in need all over the world, trace their donation and how it is used, offering full transparency of economic flows.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • ID.me
    Washington D.C., United States
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    ID.me

    ID.me ldentity Gateway

    Washington D.C., United States
    https://www.id.me

    ldentity Gateway that provides a single point of integration and consists of ID.me's Single Sign On, a credential trust broker capable of federating third party identity issuers, and an attribute exchange that can collate additional attributes about a given legal identity for applications.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • identitii
    Sydney, Australia
    • Information, Security and Identity

    identitii

    identitii Serra

    Sydney, Australia
    http://www.identitii.com

    Tokenization technology that allows both parties of a payment transaction to be verified in real-time. Turns traditional payments into enriched payments, including purchase orders, invoices, quotes and more.

    • Information, Security and Identity
  • iProov
    London, United Kingdom
    • Information, Security and Identity

    iProov

    iProov Verifier

    London, United Kingdom
    https://www.iproov.com

    Secure online authentication using face matching, uniquely protected from replicas & replays with patented One Time Biometric technology.

    • Information, Security and Identity
  • JamboPay
    Nairobi, Kenya
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    JamboPay

    eJijiPAY

    A revenue collection service that enables residents and organisations within Nairobi to pay for various services & Taxes through mobile phone, web and a network of agents. It provides a realtime dashboard for revenue monitoring and a GIS based enforcement module for revenue enhancement.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
    Bangalore, India
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy

    ipaidabribe.com

    It is a citizen driven reporting platform for tracking bribe payment activity, as well as a channel for dissemination of information related to citizen services.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Koibanx
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    Koibanx

    Koibanx

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    http://koibanx.com

    A platform focused on the development of smart contracts and blockchain services including rewards program.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • KYC-Chain
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong. SAR China
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape

    KYC-Chain

    KYC-Chain

    Hong Kong, Hong Kong. SAR China
    http://kyc-chain.com

    KYC on a permissioned ledger, with compliance tasks automated through robotic artificial intelligence.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
  • KyoLAB Limited
    London, United Kingdom
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    KyoLAB Limited

    KyoChat

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.kyolab.com

    Offers compliant archiving and analytics for mobile messaging. Works with Android, iOS, and Web, on-premises and cloud.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Lefort
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    Lefort

    Lefort

    Guadalajara, Mexico
    http://lefort.io

    A virtual robot that processes, learn, and registers every business transaction at the moment it occurs.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • Manipal Technologies Limited
    Manipala, India
    • Information, Security and Identity

    Manipal Technologies Limited

    Manipal - Virtual Card

    Virtual Card reduces the risk of payment fraud by removing confidential consumer credit/debit card data from the payment ecosystem.

    • Information, Security and Identity
  • Mindgate Solutions Private Limited
    Mumbai, India
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Mindgate Solutions Private Limited

    Mindgate

    Provides for a comprehensive beneficiary and scheme based payments with configurable rule engine to map rules for event based triggers for payments, as well as electronic fund transfer.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Mobiticket
    Nairobi, Kenya
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Mobiticket

    Mobiticket

    An organized SMS based ticketing service that allows commuters to text to check where their bus is, text to book by paying through mobile money and text to ride.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Moxtra Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    Bangalore, India
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    Moxtra Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Moxtra

    Bangalore, India
    http://www.moxtra.com

    Enabling institutions to earn “citizen trust” by delivering breakthrough omni channel citizen engagement via a collaboration platform.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • MUNIDIGITAL SRL
    Cordoba, Argentina
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    MUNIDIGITAL SRL

    Munidigital

    Comprehensive system of integrated municipal services which optimizes resources, decreases public expenditure and collaborates in making decisions through segmented and automatic statistics for local governments.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • my90
    San Jose, United States
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement

    my90

    my90

    San Jose, United States
    http://www.textmy90.com

    my90 is a communications and analytics platform for the public and the police that improves transparency, efficiency, and safety.

    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
  • Myndgenie
    Mumbai, India
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    Myndgenie

    Beneficiary Entitlement Tracking Solution (BETS)

    Digitization of welfare schemes for efficient benefit delivery directly to intended beneficiaries, while bringing visibility, simplicity and speed via a mobile application and Aadhaar compliant biometric device.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • ND Negocios Digitales
    Mexico City, Mexico
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    ND Negocios Digitales

    Solution for Social Programs Management

    Digital platform to improve interaction and manages relations between the population and the government to help to increase quality of life, productivity of public services and strengthen citizen loyalty.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • Neener Analytics
    San Jose, United States
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Neener Analytics

    Neener Analytics

    San Jose, United States
    http://neeneranalytics.com

    One-click, portable prediction of specific individual risk & veracity outcomes and identity corroboration using a consumer social media.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • nextix inc.
    Cebu, Philippines
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    nextix inc.

    IXO

    End-to-end cloud based integrated platform for licenses, permits, clearances and ID cards to be published, accessed, verified and paid online.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • NICE Actimize
    New York, United States
    • Financial Crimes

    NICE Actimize

    ActimizeWatch

    New York, United States
    http://www.niceactimize.com

    A cloud-based analytics optimization solution, which monitors data from across Financial Institutions, leveraging consortium intelligence to stop market-wide fraud attacks.

    • Financial Crimes
  • NICE Actimize
    London, United Kingdom
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    NICE Actimize

    ABC

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.niceactimize.com

    An advanced analytics solution, designed to enable entities to identify hidden bribes, corruption and financial crime.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • NSDB LLC (USA)
    New York, United States
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Financial Crimes

    NSDB LLC (USA)

    PAYYAP - The Payments App™

    New York, United States
    https://payyap.network

    Biometrically secured, voice-driven AMEX, VISA, MasterCard & Discover payments in real-time.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Financial Crimes
  • NuCypher
    San Francisco, United States
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    NuCypher

    NuCypher

    San Francisco, United States
    https://nucypher.com

    A data-centric, zero-trust security and encryption platform for big data wherever it goes: across platforms (Hadoop, Kafka, Spark) and between on-premise and cloud environments.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Nultan Nigeria Limited
    Lagos, Nigeria
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Nultan Nigeria Limited

    Emtick

    Lagos, Nigeria
    http://www.nultan.com

    Cashless electronic Ticket solution funded by user's call credits and validated by a hand held device to replace the current cash based ticket system for public bus systems.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Open Data Nation
    Washington D.C., United States
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape

    Open Data Nation

    Open Data Nation

    Washington D.C., United States
    http://www.opendatanation.com

    Transforms open public data using data science techniques to predict and anticipate the greatest risk to public health and safety in cities.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
  • PalPay
    Ramallah, West Bank
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    PalPay

    PalPay Electronic Voucher and Cash Assistance Platform

    Electronic card solution that is a highly flexible payment system enabling aid organizations to deliver prompt, transparent, and controlled aid to communities in need.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • Paybook
    Austin, United States
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Paybook

    Glass

    Austin, United States
    http://www.paybook.com

    Enables users to share and publish financial data for transparency, accountability, and up-to-date collaboration.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Paycasso
    London, United Kingdom
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    Paycasso

    VeriSure™, InstaSure™ & IdentiSure™

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.paycasso.com

    Combines facial recognition and ID validation - instantly verifying the ID and determining that the user is the valid ID holder.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • Paycode (Pty) Ltd
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    Paycode (Pty) Ltd

    EDAPT

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    http://www.paycode.com

    Solution that enables financial inclusion with secure biometric identification, verification, and authentication with a rural footprint for online and offline real-time transacting.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • PayConnect
    Abuja, Nigeria
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    PayConnect

    PayConnect

    Online lending service that provides loans to Individuals instantly in Africa, without them providing collateral.

    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Pole Star Global
    London, United Kingdom
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Pole Star Global

    PurpleTRAC

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.polestarglobal.com

    Provides sanctions compliance and risk management software to banks, trading companies, marine insurers and other organisations.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Precognitive
    Chicago, United States
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    Precognitive

    Adaptive ID

    Chicago, United States
    http://www.precognitive.io

    Combines device intelligence, behavioral analytics, and a real-time decision engine. It is capable of analyzing devices in real-time and determining the best way to track a variety of device types wherever they’re seen online.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • Privitar
    London, United Kingdom
    • Information, Security and Identity

    Privitar

    Privitar Publisher

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.privitar.com

    Policy based data anonymization solution that protects the data subjects in a data set while allowing maximum value to be extracted from analytics.

    • Information, Security and Identity
  • Quantexa Limited
    London, United Kingdom
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Quantexa Limited

    Quantexa

    London, United Kingdom
    http://www.quantexa.com

    Provides entity resolution, network building, visualization and search in real time and batch to solve financial crime challenges.

    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Remedia Simulations and Technology Company Ltd.
    Abuja, Nigeria
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Remedia Simulations and Technology Company Ltd.

    DashMe

    Mobile and web platform for aggregating and distributing donations to welfare and humanitarian causes and programs.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • ROKITT
    Jersey City, United States
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    ROKITT

    ROKITT ASTRA

    Jersey City, United States
    http://www.rokittastra.com

    Discovering data at a very deep level leveraging machine learning algorithms. Helps users with subsets of data across systems and understand and manage data integrity leveraging IP algorithms.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • RSK Labs
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    RSK Labs

    RSK Blockchain

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    http://www.rsk.co

    Open-source smart contract platform with a 2-way peg to Bitcoin that rewards Bitcoin miners via merge- mining, allowing them to actively participate in the Smart Contract revolution.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • Salucro
    Jaipur, India
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement

    Salucro

    Unified Payment Solution for Healthcare

    Cloud based payment processing solution that targets patient responsibility. A unique way to integrate all the payment types into a single network of payments that removes manual intervention and brings in transparency.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
  • SAS Institute Inc.
    Charlotte, United States
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    SAS Institute Inc.

    Visual Investigator

    Charlotte, United States
    https://www.sas.com/en_us/home.html

    Solution that enables analysts and investigators to triage alerts, visualize data from disparate sources and capture investigation insights.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Sedico L.L.C
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    Sedico L.L.C

    mCash

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    https://helperbit.com

    Mobile solution that uses digital money to serve the unbanked or underbanked following the occurrence of a natural disaster.

    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • SensiPass Ltd.
    Dublin, Ireland
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    SensiPass Ltd.

    SensiPass Remote

    Proof-positive, end-to-end identity assurance for digital and physical access management.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Sentiance
    New York, United States
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Sentiance

    Ambient Intelligence Platform

    New York, United States
    http://www.sentiance.com

    Platform that uses machine and deep learning algorithms to analyze IOT sensor data from mobile phones, wearables and IoT gateways.

    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Signatura.co
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Financial Crimes
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement

    Signatura.co

    Teneris

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    https://signatura.co

    Helps eliminate the risk of collusion or inside information by preventing the tampering of proposals using blockchain.

    • Financial Crimes
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
  • Simplifide, Inc.
    Madison, Wisconsin, United States
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    Simplifide, Inc.

    SimplifAID*

    Madison, Wisconsin, United States
    http://www.simplifide.com

    App that inhibits benefits fraud by provisioning daily assistance (food, water, medicine) to unique recipients.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • SpidChain
    Rome, Italy
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    SpidChain

    SpidChain

    Automates the KYC process and gives the user full control on his/her data and related certifications.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • Sqreem Technologies & Synechron
    Singapore, Singapore
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Sqreem Technologies & Synechron

    Sqreem

    Singapore, Singapore
    http://sqreem.com

    Fuses structured and unstructured data to provide an early warning system for anomalous behavior that may indicate financial crime.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Superwise Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Mumbai, India
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Superwise Solutions Pvt Ltd

    SuperWise

    A real-time mobile SaaS solution for construction management that brings transparency and timeliness to the construction industry.

    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Taiger Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Singapore, Singapore
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    Taiger Singapore Pte. Ltd.

    iMatch

    Singapore, Singapore
    http://www.taiger.com

    Multi-lingual information extraction tool. It applies advanced semantic and reasoning algorithms, combined with Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, to automatically identify, extract, cleanse, validate and store key pieces of information from unstructured and semi-structured documents.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • TCS
    Bangalore, India
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    TCS

    TRAP

    Bangalore, India
    http://www.tcs.com

    Blockchain based distributed ledger system that allows for proper managing and usage of funds meant for recovery.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • Taxlucent
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Taxlucent

    Taxlucent

    Tel Aviv, Israel
    http://www.taxlucent.com

    A FATCA / CRS compliance solution that helps financial institutions streamline the collection of complex forms while mitigating the risk of fraud, user error, and invalid forms.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Tharakan Web Innovations
    Chennai, India
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes

    Tharakan Web Innovations

    myeasydocs

    A digital document vault, wherein digitally certified documents can be stored and shared for visa applications, employment, higher studies and trade applications.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
  • TIP
    Rome, Italy
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    TIP

    WELFUTURE

    Municipality authorized spending token only accepted at designated merchants.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • TOC Biometrics
    Santiago, Chile
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    TOC Biometrics

    TOC Biometrics

    Minimizes risk of identity theft by capturing biometrics, personal documents and GPS locations. Offers comparison of ID photograph with live detection feature.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
  • Toolyt SFA
    Bangalore, India
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement

    Toolyt SFA

    Toolyt

    Bangalore, India
    http://www.toolyt.com

    Helps organizations to increase their field force productivity by automating workflow, time on field, and expenses.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
  • Tradle
    London, United Kingdom
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Tradle

    Tradle

    London, United Kingdom
    https://tradle.io

    Enables customer to move their KYC and other e-docs across ring-fenced institutions, jurisdictions, and verticals. Provides omni-channel interface, and digitizes KYC

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Transparency International Ukraine
    Kiev, Ukraine
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Transparency International Ukraine

    Prozorro.Sale

    A transparent e-auction system consisting of a central database (OCDS compliant) and a multitude of commercial e-platforms connected via API.

    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • TransparentBusiness, Inc.
    San Francisco, United States
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    TransparentBusiness, Inc.

    TransparentBusiness

    San Francisco, United States
    http://www.transparentbusiness.com

    Cloud-based remote workforce tool for easy monitoring and coordination of geographically distributed workforce.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Financial Crimes
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Trulioo
    San Francisco, United States
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Trulioo

    Trulioo

    San Francisco, United States
    http://www.trulioo.com

    An online identity verification company, enabling trust and safety online by powering fraud and compliance systems worldwide and aims to solve global problems associated with verifying identities online.

    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • VA Tech Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
    Bangalore, India
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid

    VA Tech Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

    Happay

    Bangalore, India
    http://www.happay.in

    Prepaid/Credit card-linked, multi-wallet platform that helps Governments and Corporates track and manage cash payouts, digitally and online.

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Crisis Management and Aid
  • VANGUARD TECH SRL
    La Plata, Argentina
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    VANGUARD TECH SRL

    AhoraPago

    La Plata, Argentina
    http://www.ahorapago.com

    Virtualizes an electronic wallet and allows users to purchase/sell at the lowest cost using an easy, fast and secure mobile solution.

    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • Vigilant
    Sacramento, United States
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    Vigilant

    Vigilant

    Sacramento, United States
    http://www.vigilant.cc

    Powerful research platform that can integrate search capabilities and monitoring of any data set into any workflow or process.

    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
  • VoxSmart Pte. Ltd.
    Singapore, Singapore
    • Financial Crimes

    VoxSmart Pte. Ltd.

    Vsmart

    Singapore, Singapore
    http://www.voxsmart.com

    Empowers organizations to unlock the power of mobility whilst achieving regulatory and internal compliance by recording all mobile communications on any network, anywhere in the world.

    • Financial Crimes
  • Wallet.Services
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

    Wallet.Services

    SICCAR

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    http://www.wallet.services

    A digital first, open data approach to processing of inter-organizational license and permit life cycle management.

    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement

T4I Knowledge Accelerator

Driven by public-private cooperation, the T4I Knowledge Accelerator is a dynamic information exchange that aims to foster communication and collaboration to deepen understanding of how technologies can better address corruption.

Knowledge Repository

Here you will find a sample of our case studies in which emerging technologies have been utilized to address corruption and build trust, integrity and transparency. Our full library of cases is available to World Economic Forum members through the Knowledge Exchange on TopLink.

  • Implementing Investment Mapping to Increase Transparency in Public Spending

    Implementing Investment Mapping to Increase Transparency in Public Spending

    Tools to monitor the use of government resources, particularly those related to public investment, help citizens and government officials by creating institutional capacity to detect corrupt activities. This creates a public investment system that is more transparent and therefore more efficient and effective.

    • Costa Rica Costa Rica
    • Paraguay Paraguay
    • Peru Peru

    The Problem

    The effects of corruption on public investment have been defined as highly distortive, and hindering the quality and efficiency of public-investment-financed goods. More specifically, corruption generates unjust losses, cost overruns, bottlenecks and unfair allocation of resources. Latin America has an efficiency gap in public investment. Countries efficient in public investment can get twice as much growth per dollar invested than those that aren’t. A chronic lack of transparency is one of the main causes of this gap, as resources can be easily diverted.

    Relevant Vulnerability Points

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    The Solution Case

    The InvestmentMap initiative aims to create information management platforms to improve the transparency and efficiency of public investments in Latin America and the Caribbean. This initiative combines online information visualization projects and transparency-oriented, results-based programmes.

    A defining characteristic of the InvestmentMap platform is that there is a webpage for each project displaying information in a simple and intuitive way, including the financial and physical progress of each project. Participation mechanisms are also included in the platform, so that users can send their demands and contributions to policy-makers and monitor the projects, for example, by uploading photos to certify their progress.

    The base of the data visualization and georeferencing was achieved by applying an Enterprise Architecture (EA) design, and three implementation phases: development, testing and production.

    The InvestmentMap experience shows the benefits and usefulness of scaling a country-specific pilot at a regional level. Some components of a similar effort, the MapaRegalías platform (Colombia), were reused and expanded in the design and implementation of the InvestmentMap platforms. This was allowed not only by economies of scale, but also by diminishing learning costs, and the reputational benefit of already having implemented a successful solution such as MapaRegalías in Colombia.

    The dissemination of open data platforms to civil society and private-sector stakeholders is a significant gap that should be addressed if this experience is to be replicated in other regions. This implies not only beefing up communicational efforts once the platforms have been launched, but also bringing to the table civil society and business leaders to have a better sense of how the local stakeholders will be using technological tools, and to adapt the solution to their suggestions and recommendations.

    Lessons Learned

    The primary lesson learned is the necessity to balance the needs and requirements of the treated institution in the host country with the fact that launching an open data platform usually requires significant overhauls of databases in terms of how the information is stored, completed, listed and presented. As such, providing customer-oriented solutions that take into account particular situations and specificities should be reconciled with the fact that improving data is sometimes costly in terms of human and financial resources, as well as in coordination efforts at an inter-institutional level.

    Second, as they will be the main users, it is crucial to work closely with local stakeholders when developing an open government tool. This lesson was vividly experienced during a series of focus groups and in-depth informational interviews carried out in Paraguay in September 2017 with local civil society and business leaders. Thanks to this business group, the InvestmentMap team was able to gather significant information on how to improve the design and usability of the platforms, as well as to include significant information that otherwise wouldn’t be have been included.

    Finally, multidisciplinary and multinational teams proved key to the successful implementation of this initiative. The InvestmentMap team includes experts in management, social sciences and technology with proven experience in the development and implementation of result-oriented tools for decision-makers. The team crafted state-of-the-art front-ends (visualization of data and citizen participation) and back-ends (included business intelligence and advanced data analysis) for the platforms, and conducted a thorough review of the quality of information in each country.

    For more information on this case study, please contact us.

  • Modernizing Port Inspection Systems to Increase Trust and Integrity

    Modernizing Port Inspection Systems to Increase Trust and Integrity

    Explicit criteria and processes for the inspection of agricultural transport ships accompanied by modernization of inspection records through e-governance systems, third-party dispute and/or appeals processes, and enhanced training on each of the above components mitigates opportunities for graft to occur during port inspections. This creates a port inspection system that is less discretionary, more transparent and more accountable.

    • Argentina Argentina

    The Problem

    Vessel health clearance processes in ports for agricultural transport ships represent significant vulnerability points for corruption to occur. Ship inspectors may be incentivized to demand bribes knowing that daily port costs are extremely high and inspection failure can result in a ship being deemed “off hire”. On the other side, ships that may fail health inspections have a large incentive to offer bribes to port officials for a passing grade. Lack of integrity in this process affects foreign trade, raises operational costs and creates legal and reputational risks for stakeholders.

    Relevant Vulnerability Points

    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape

    The Solution Case

    In Argentina, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) represents a global business network of more than 90 companies working towards the elimination of corrupt practices in the maritime industry. MACN worked with the Government of Argentina (the Ministry of Agricultural Industry and SENASA – the state agency that guarantees the quality and healthiness of agricultural products) and built a strong coalition of industry stakeholders.

    MACN and partners developed key points for a new inspections system that is both integrity-oriented and feasible, balancing the commercial interests in the context of a process that is critical to Argentina’s foreign trade. Stakeholders worked closely with SENASA on the preparation of draft reform proposals and capacity-building support. MACN and partners also supported SENASA’s development of a new e-governance system for processing the inspections. Finally, they conducted training activities essential to facilitate involvement and gain support from the private stakeholders that will have a key role in the implementation of the new system.

    The new system establishes a series of cross-checks to increase integrity. Inspections will be conducted by registered private surveyors under SENASA’s supervision. With the new regulation, inspection supervisions can be triggered either by a request from any of the stakeholders (ship owner, master, agent, surveyor, cargo owner) to settle a dispute among the private surveyors appointed by them, or by SENASA’s own risk assessment, based on the data collected through the new e-governance system.

    This new system:

    • Reduces discretion in the inspection of holds and tanks by setting rules applicable to private inspections, and defining criteria for rejection
    • Replaces the paper-based process with an e-governance system to underpin the new framework, thus allowing the adoption of a risk-based approach to SENASA supervisions
    • Creates an anonymous whistleblowing hotline open to anyone

    Lessons Learned

    It is imperative to understand the micro-level of corruption and all relevant stakeholders involved: who is actually getting the illegal benefits? For doing exactly what? What are the economic drivers of the corruption scheme? How do incentives play to each stakeholder? For what reasons has the corrupt scheme endured?

    Additionally, it is necessary to understand the good-faith commercial interests behind each group of stakeholders, as well as the operational and practical limitations to any regulatory change.

    Finally, in fragmented markets, engaging the government is essential to overcome a “prisoner’s dilemma” situation where no party is willing to make the first positive move. In order to achieve the government’s political will to boost change, the capacity to show evidence of corruption is essential. Incident data gives authority and legitimacy, and is a powerful tool to convince governments and other stakeholders to take action.

    For more information on this case study, please contact us.

  • Open Data to Destabilize Institutional Corruption

    Open Data to Destabilize Institutional Corruption

    Opening up and improving government datasets can provide the information needed to identify and dismantle ever more sophisticated corruption networks.

    • Mexico Mexico

    The Problem

    Corruption in the public sector is a complex act commonly driven by networks of officials, intermediaries and companies. Corruption schemes frequently rely on the law to secure ownership of companies, land and assets to launder proceeds. However, identifying these networks and transactions can be inherently difficult and resource-intensive. Moreover, as regulations and institutions implement initiatives to combat corruption, these networks become more sophisticated and harder to detect.

    Relevant Vulnerability Points

    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency
    • Financial Crimes

    The Solution Case

    The Rwandan government is seeking to realize the benefits of digital transformation with a more open, transparent and publicly verifiable system that will fundamentally change the way value exchange, assets, enforcement of contracts and sharing of data across industries will be experienced. The recently established Rwandan Blockchain project aims to position the country as a key player in digital transformation by providing citizens and businesses access to policy, technical and business expertise, which ultimately aims to facilitate growth in the country.

    In the first phase of this project, the Rwandan government, in collaboration with leading global cybersecurity and internet-of-things solution companies, will digitize the Rwanda Land Registry to ensure control of authenticity. The new system will leverage two separate blockchain-based solutions. The first solution incorporates identity management capabilities to digitally store necessary data in a way that enables authenticity of identification and the validation of assets. The second solution incorporated in the system enables secure transactions, digital authentication and legally binding signatures – all while ensuring personal data is protected.

    Lessons Learned

    This project can be replicated in any country with land-registration corruption issues. As such, this solution will benefit the Government of Rwanda, as well as any future clients leveraging a broad portfolio of security-enhanced software, partner solutions, devices and services.

    For more information on this case study, please contact us.

  • Smarter Crowdsourcing to Uncover Corruption and Identify Solutions

    Smarter Crowdsourcing to Uncover Corruption and Identify Solutions

    Crowdsourcing allows for an effective and innovative approach to identifying and implementing solutions. In the Mexican case, it resulted in the development of the Sistema Integral de Quejas y Denuncias Ciudadanas (SFP), an innovative online reporting platform for reporting corruption

    • Mexico Mexico

    The Problem

    Corruption hinders the effective delivery of government services, harms public safety and reduces public trust in government. In Mexico, once every three times a citizen interacts with the government, a bribe is paid. Results from a recent survey signalled corruption as the second most relevant problem in Mexico only after violence and ahead of unemployment

    Relevant Vulnerability Points

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Culture, Ethics and Engagement
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    The Solution Case

    The Mexican National Anti-Corruption System’s (SNA) Smarter Crowdsourcing Initiative allows more rigorous problem identification, brings in a diverse set of ideas from global experts and rapidly develops those ideas into actionable proposals. Through smarter crowdsourcing, it is possible to identify and diagnose problems at the core of corruption and come up with innovative solutions based on global best practice.

    Among the solutions identified and implemented by the Smarter Crowdsourcing was the SFP, an innovative online reporting platform for reporting corruption.

    The SFP platform allows users to report 36 different issues including bribery, misuse of public resources, delays in service or disrespectful treatment by a public servant. It ensures that users can confidentially provide an open-ended description about the incident and submit relevant evidence to the SFP, such as documents or photographs.

    The platform incentivizes citizens to report corrupt acts and allows the SNA to make strategic use of the information received to prevent and detect corrupt behaviours in the federal administration.

    Lessons Learned

    The smarter crowdsourcing approach proved to be an effective way to accelerate action. The approach significantly sped up the process of problem identification and solution development by simultaneously engaging with a number of experts in a digital community. This also reduced costs and the administrative burden of arranging in-person meetings, providing value for money.

    For more information on this case study, please contact us.

  • Reducing Corruption through Blockchain-Based Land Registries

    Reducing Corruption through Blockchain-Based Land Registries

    Implementing blockchain-based solutions for land-registry systems significantly mitigates the risk that land titles can be used as leverage or for bribery. Blockchain technologies offer a way to shift the paradigm on transparency and auditable value exchange.

    • Rwanda Rwanda

    The Problem

    In many countries around the world, there are poor recording and enforcement systems for land ownership. As a result, land owners are denied a crucial asset that could be sold, used against which to borrow, or legally developed. Corruption in land management can include a variety of illicit activities: from officials using land titles to buy votes from impoverished citizens, to officials handing out desirable government land in exchange for bribes. Countries where land corruption is an issue are also more likely to have weaker economies, lower levels of development, poorer crop yields and less foreign investment.

    Relevant Vulnerability Points

    • Government Transactions and Public Procurement
    • Information, Security and Identity
    • Paper, Cash and Manual: Cutting The Red Tape
    • Analytics, Reporting and Transparency

    The Solution Case

    Opening up and using government datasets can provide the information needed to identify and dismantle corruption networks. Mexico’s Anticorruption Open Up Guide initiative – a collaborative effort led by civil society with support from private- and public-sector stakeholders – analysed national data sources in terms of readiness for publication, data quality and consistency, and provided the Government of Mexico with tailored recommendations on how to improve publication and use of anti-corruption-related data.

    The implementation of the Open Guide in Mexico has enabled the creation of a roadmap to publish and improve the quality of databases with the highest potential to help fight corruption, thus unleashing their potential. This engagement has opened seven new datasets, with eight more in the process of being published, and 33 databases have improved their documentation.

    Lessons Learned

    The implementation of the Open Guide has created a starting point from which the government and civil society can co-design a roadmap for implementation of recommendations.

    Key lessons to unleash the benefits of open data include ensuring digital, shareable open data formats; publishing multiple datasets to build the bigger picture; and ensuring that datasets can “talk” to each other by including identifiers to trace patterns.

    For more information on this case study, please contact us.

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In concert with Citi, the Inter-American Development Bank, IMF, Transparency International and World Bank, the T4I Impact Initiatives will share knowledge on available solutions, examine and evaluate existing implementation projects, as well as directly engage with such projects to effectively demonstrate how to build solutions into government and business processes to promote trust and integrity.

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Tech for Integrity

is an output of PACI’s Future of Trust and Integrity Project. Engage directly with us at paci@weforum.org.