Recent Resources

Unite for integrity--Live in integrity

United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals (in the six official UN languages)
17 Goals, 169 Targets, 247 Indicators

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SDG Indicators, Metadata Repository
Note information on SDG 16, especially these indicators: SDG 16.5.1. and SDG 16.5.2
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lobal Integration Update (August 2021)

World Mental Health Day (10 October 2021). Theme: Mental Health in an Unequal World. World Federation for Mental Health et al. “Access to mental health services remains unequal, with between 75% to 95% of people with mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries unable to access mental health services at all, and access in high income countries is not much better. Lack of investment in mental health is disproportionate to the overall health budget contributes to the mental health treatment gap. Many people with a mental illness do not receive the treatment that they are entitled to and deserve and together with their families and carers continue to experience stigma and discrimination. The gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ grows ever wider and there is continuing unmet need in the care of people with a mental health problem.”

Corruption and Mental Health: Evidence from Vietnam (May 2021). Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal, and Finn Tarp. Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization. Highlights: "We examine the relationship between exposure to local corruption and mental health in rural Vietnam. Using two datasets, we find strong and consistent evidence that petty corruption is positively associated with psychological distress. Suggestive evidence that a recent anti-corruption campaign had significant positive effects on mental health. There may be substantial psychosocial and mental health benefits from efforts to reduce corruption and improve governance."

Faith and Anti-Corruption: A Conversation with Katherine Marshall (Georgetown University) and Roberto Laver (FPIN) (60 minute webinar, 22 March 2021). Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities and Faith and Public Integrity Network (FPIN). Listen to the conversation and the Q/A as two senior level, respected experts discuss the opportunities and challenges for faith leaders and organizations in promoting public integrity and fighting corruption.

How Might Faith-Based Actors Play a Role in Changing Values and Norms in Corruption? (29 March 2021). Roberto Laver. Leir Institute, The Fetcher School, Tufts University. "The conventional technocratic anti-corruption reforms (such as anti-corruption agencies; new legal and regulatory frameworks on public procurement and access to information; new monitoring mechanisms and new judicial structures), are not producing a real and lasting transformation in the rules of the game, and this is unsurprising to anyone who has grown up in a similar environment of endemic corruption, as I did. While many factors might explain these disappointing results, there is a growing realization that a more positive and broader focus on building values and norms of public integrity is needed to produce a collective shift in behavior."

G20 Interfaith Forum, Working Group on Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (corruption is 1 of 6 topics)

Genocide: Bearing Witness. Global Integration Update, December 2020. "In this Update we feature the contributions from genocide scholar Dr. Jane Gangi. As the Guest Contributor, she shares her perspectives as well as core resources for understanding, preventing, and confronting the crime of genocide. Historical examples of genocide and current crises are also highlighted, noting that genocide in its many insidious forms continues to plague humanity and that confronting it entails political, social, and personal action--and risks."

Official Channels (2020). Brian Martin. Irene Publishing. Note: Available online for free. There is no subtitle to this book. Our suggestion would be something like this: When Doing the Sensible Thing Makes No Sense--Exploring the Limits of and Alternatives to Formal Procedures for Whistleblowing, Confronting Corruption, Resolving Problems, and Seeking Justice.

Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Behaviors. (2020, 3rd edition). Caroll Tavris and Elliot Aronson.

Building New Bridges Together: Strengthening Ethics in Higher Education after COVID-19. Globethics, virtual conference with four tracks, 25 June 2020, pre-conference events 17-24 June 2020

OECD Public Integrity Handbook (May 2020). "...provides guidance to government, business and civil society on implementing the [13] OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity. " Available in English and French.

The Psychology Behind Unethical Behavior (12 April 2019), Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg, Harvard Business Review.

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: 50 Cases from Africa for Teaching and Training (2019). Editors: Tobe Nnamani and Christoph Stückelberger

Institutional Integrity: An Essential Building Block of Sustainable Reform (October 2018), report by James Michel.

International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC–Number 19), Remotely, 30 November-5 December 2020, Transparency International et al.

United Nations General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption, 2-4 June 2021