Lonely Planet Writer

Integrity Idol: Nepal launches TV reality show with a difference

Nepal's capital Kathmandu.
Kathmandu, Nepal. Image by Wonderlane / CC BY 2.0

Following Nepal’s woeful ranking in the global corruption index published by Transparency International this month, which placed the country at 126th out of 175 nations, Nepal has launched a reality TV show with a difference. Integrity Idol has set out to find Nepal’s most scrupulous civil servant, with candidates voted for by ordinary members of the public. The programme was conceived by local NGO Accountability Lab, which aims to promote accountability in government and encourage young people to take an active role in reshaping the civil service. Read more: reuters.com