Nepal wants to name and fame officials

There is a reality TV show that could help cut corruption – and instead of starry-eyed singers, it is bringing into the spotlight “honest and incredible public servants”.

Integrity Idol is “naming and faming” officials and bureaucrats who “behave differently, act differently, and maintain their honesty and credibility,” says Narayan Adhikari, Nepal Country Representative for the Accountability Lab. This initiative celebrates those that are working for the public good, and shines a spotlight on their efforts.

Through their work, Adhikari and his team hope to “ensure that the people in power are responsible and answerable for the use of that power”, he says. He shares with GovInsider how the lab is advocating for greater accountability in governments, communities and youths through their initiatives.