Policy Brief

Tech for Good: Harnessing Technology to Locally Drive the Fight Against Corruption

May 2023


This policy brief discusses the use of technology in fighting corruption, focusing on Lebanon’s recent e-governance initiative, IMPACT. The initiative’s approach combines technology, institutional strengthening, and civil society empowerment to combat corruption.

Carole Alsharabati and Sarah Zahreddine offer a case study of the initiative to explore why it was successful in a low-resource setting, with the goal of providing policy recommendations and lessons learned that can be applied to similar contexts. The authors employed evidence-based research methods to objectively argue that technology and collective efforts across sectors can bring about sustainable change in anti-corruption reform and good governance, even in the face of conservative resistance.

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