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Mobile phones as a citizen-controlled anti-corruption tool in East Africa: a literature review
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1076-3442
2017 (English)In: Information and Communication Technologies for Development: 14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017 Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22–24, 2017, Proceedings / [ed] Jyoti Choudrie, M. Sirajul Islam, Fathul Wahid, Julian M. Bass, Johanes Eka Priyatma, Springer, 2017, 753-764 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Despite agreement amongst donors, business and political leaders concerning the negative effects of corruption, levels have not fallen in East Africa. The continued high levels of corruption, reassert the need for a better understanding if mobile phones, if prolific enough, can be an effective tool against corruption. Through a literature review of ten years M4D and ICT4D research on mobiles as a citizens-controlled tool for (a) accessing government information either directly or through citizens’ crowd-sourcing of information and (b) mobilization to demand greater government transparency, as well as,(c) instantaneous reporting of corruption in East Africa; this study attempts to gauge the status of this research field. The review included the ten highest ranking open access ICT4D journals, and six journals from parent disciplines;information system and development studies, as well as conference proceedings from the M4D conferences, and the SIG Globdev Workshops. The review concludes that earlier optimism around mobiles’ potential to support citizens’ counter-corruption actions, has not resulted in a significant body of research. Nor does the literature provide any substantive clues as to why this urgent topich as not been explored more fully.

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Springer, 2017. 753-764 p.
Series
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238 ; 504
Keyword [en]
Mobiles, Corruption, Transparency, Accountability, East Africa
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-25071DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59111-7ISBN: 978-3-319-59110-0 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-59111-7 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-25071DiVA: diva2:1103851
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14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017 Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22–24, 2017
Available from: 2017-05-31 Created: 2017-05-31 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved

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