15th May 2012
I think that IAC may be willing to team up with CGOV on the issue of fighting corruption through technology:
there is some evidence technology is also helping sidestep systemic bureaucratic corruption that is often rife in developing countries.
With backhand payments sometimes required for the simplest transactions, direct access to documents and government agencies is frustrating unofficial middlemen.
A government form that's downloadable from an internet kiosk rather than printed out by someone vulnerable to a bribe is a basic example of how open access can fight corruption. [Source]
CGOV should perhaps provide access to various government documents, or at least links to them. Any thoughts on this?
I'd like to invite EVERYONE (from anywhere in the world) to participate in developing a technology model that bridges the distance between the Indian citizen and the government.
Check out cgov.in which is under development, but has been tested and found to work. Right now we are working on the pilot phase, but this is only the beginning.
Let's use technology in the most creative way possible to close the governance gap in India.