Imagine If You Were a Low Paid Clerk: The Challenges with Using Corruption Reporting Mechanisms in Controlling Corruption in Macedonia
Corruption reporting mechanisms are established ways for victims to report cases of corruption to the authorities. Along with whistleblowing, they allow unseen or obscure practice to be revealed. These mechanisms, in theory, enable all victims of corruption to involve themselves in the struggle against corruption, and to file complaints against individual clerks or entire departments. When many people report their own individual cases, the effect is cumulative, and hence the sum total of their actions may contribute to controlling corruption. Hence this mechanism can have an impact like crowdsourcing.
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