Business, Economics, Education, Ethics, Integrity, Law, Management, Public administration, Public policy

This course is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative. Integrity Action is the project partner of CEU, which is the Integrity Partner in the project.



Course date

6 July - 11 July, 2014
Application for this course is closed.
Course Director(s): 

Claire Schouten

Integrity Action, London, UK
Course Faculty: 

Alan Barlow

Integrity Action, London, UK

Natalia Kiryttopoulou

Keystone Accountability, London, UK

Ornit Shani

University of Haifa, Israel
This policy lab addresses the challenges and opportunities for building integrity and integrating feedback loops in development. It brings together practitioners across sectors to focus on collective learning and evidence-based decision making, collaborative problem identification and solving, and feedback mechanisms that ‘close the loop’ to trigger corrective activity and stakeholder satisfaction.
Often governance and accountability efforts are piecemeal, uncoordinated and unsustainable. How can we go beyond such initiatives towards institutionalizing and mainstreaming integrity?  With increasing interest in integrating feedback in development plans and programmes, how can we ensure these efforts are better coordinated and locally led? How can we build a system that supports citizen feedback through people-centered design, technology, and other inclusive methods?
Drawing on the experience from various contexts, this lab will explore how integrity, transparency and accountability methodologies can be incorporated into public resource management and service delivery as a matter of course to improve the quality of people’s lives.
Topics will include mainstreaming integrity building in education; feedback mechanisms in aid and development programming and innovative financing to mainstream integrity and feedback mechanisms.
Key Learning Objectives
  • Explore challenges and opportunities to build integrity and feedback mechanisms in development
  • Develop knowledge and skills in analyzing and problem solving to address challenges within development contexts
  • Formulate strategies for building integrity and integrating feedback mechanisms in systems and programmes
Who Should Take This Policy Lab?
This policy lab is principally aimed at practitioners in development agencies, government and civil society working towards building integrity and  closing the loop to strengthen governance and performance.
Convenor: Claire Schouten, Programme Director, Community Integrity Building, Integrity Action