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Rwanda opens more doors into its budget process

24 September 2012 | africa, budget, interview, press coverage, rwanda

The Executive’s Budget Proposal is the most important policy document that a government issues each year, for it is through the budget that key policy goals are translated into action. If civil...

Commentary: Democracy declined worldwide in 2011 with Arab Spring at risk, watchdog says

19 September 2012 | commentary, press coverage, report

WASHINGTON -- Democratic governance declined throughout the world in 2011, showing that gains made in the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring are very fragile and in its chaotic...

2012 Democratic Audit: British democracy in 'terminal decline'

09 July 2012 | audit, commentary, data, nat initiative, press coverage, united kingdom

Political inequality in the UK is 'widening rapidly' warns 2012 Democratic Audit report. Read on for the key statistics • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian Share 36...

Ghana accedes to second African Peer Review Mechanism

22 June 2012 | africa, aprm, ghana, press coverage

  After acceding herself first in Africa to be reviewed under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Ghana is in for a second review of the process. The country agreed to the APRM in 2003 and was...

Nigeria: Governors’ Score Card: Akpabio, Amaechi, Fashola are the outstanding governors

08 June 2012 | citizen monitoring, local governance, press coverage, scorecard

With the little expectation from the local government administrations, and a seeming far-away Federal Government, the bulk of expectations from the people fall on the 36 state governors of the...

Tanzania: Government ready to implement APRM governance reports | Shout-Africa

29 February 2012 | africa, aprm, commentary, press coverage, tanzania

By Shout-Africa Correspondent – The government of Tanzania has expressed its readiness to have its governance system audited by the African Peer Review Mission (APRM) an African Union (AU)...

Nigeria’s Attorney General Adoke In Web Of Corruption; Admits Ownership Of Bank Accounts

18 January 2012 | africa, banking system, corruption, economic governance, integrity, nigeria, press coverage, subsidies

  Some 24-hours after an online news website,, published details of Mr. Adoke’s multi-million dollars in secret bank accounts, Nigeria's controversial attorney general admitted to...

Nigeria: System of ranking ministries ‘has flaws’ (Daily Nation, 18 April 2011)

18 April 2011 | africa, government, methodology, nigeria, press coverage

A government team has exposed flaws in the performance ranking of ministries and departments and called for a shake-up of the evaluation system. The panel appointed by Prime Minister Raila Odinga...

Sierra Leone: 2009 District Health Services Baseline Survey launched (Awoko Newspaper, 14 April 2011)

14 April 2011 | africa, baseline, health, local governance, press coverage, sierra leone

The Minister of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), Haja Zainab Bangura, yesterday officially launched the 2009 District Health Services Baseline Survey at the Taia Resort Conference Hall in Freetown. The...

Philippines: Five CAR provinces among top 10 in Good Governance Index (Cordillera News Portal, 6 april 2011)

06 April 2011 | country assessment, local governance, philippines, press coverage

BAGUIO CITY, April 1 - The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) recently released the interim provincial and municipal Good Governance Index (GGI) for the years 2005 and 2008. The GGI is...

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