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Introducing the 2014 Honesty Oscars, hosted by Accountability Lab

25 February 2014 | corruption, global indices, infographic, transparency

This week, ONE and Accountability Lab bring you the 2014 Honesty Oscars. Each day this week, we’ll bring you a different category of contenders, from Visual Effects to Best Picture – people and...

NZ’s low levels of corruption validated by NIS assessment

07 January 2014 | corruption, good governance, indicators, integrity, oceania

“Integrity Plus”, the supersized national integrity systems assessment published by Transparency International NZ last November provides a substantial evaluation of the way our institutions, laws,...

Release l Mexico Peace Index Report

02 December 2013 | corruption, gdp, index, judicial system, latin america, nat index, peace, statistics

The 2013 Mexico Peace Index Report analyses peace in Mexico over the last decade and identifies the key socio-economic factors associated with peace and violence.  The Mexico Peace Index shows that...

The Importance of Spirit: The Strengths and Limitations of ICT in Development

15 November 2013 | accountability, citizen empowerment, citizen reporting, corruption, governance, ict, ict4d, nepal

During the 2013 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings, I attended a panel on “Development in a Digital Age,” which featured representative experts from the Institute of the Future (IFTF),Facebook,...

Blogpost | Transparency and Accountability in Nigeria

15 August 2013 | accountability, campaigning, corruption, nigeria, transparency

  (...) In Abuja, two young activists have founded the grassroots campaign, Follow the Money. Their goal is to highlight the problem of corruption and mismanagement of public financesby focusing...

Corruption? Don’t try it at my university please

29 May 2013 | africa, corruption, higher education, ict4d, kenya

  A group of 15 graduates have localised a global whistleblowing website to report indecent activities by university lecturers and administrative personnel. Notinmycountry.org, an Internet site...

No end to poverty without better governance

20 May 2013 | citizen reporting, corruption, good governance, institutional strength, poverty reduction, public service delivery

In April the World Bank governors endorsed two historic goals: to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to ensure that prosperity is shared. It will take a lot to end poverty: strong growth, more...

Blogpost l Indonesia Makes Strides in Budget Transparency Despite Political Patronage

01 February 2013 | blogpost, corruption, international dev, open budget, transparency

Two new publications showing very different profiles of the quality of governance in Indonesia landed on my desk this week, prompting debate and consternation. Budget transparency is at the core of...

Press release l 70% of governments fail to protect against corruption in the defence sector

01 February 2013 | corruption, defence industry, global index

    London, 29 January 2013 – Seventy per cent of countries leave the door open to waste and security threats as they lack the tools to prevent corruption in the defence sector, according to the...

Case study | Nigeria | Improving Transparency and Accountability in Public Procurement in Cross River State, Nigeria

15 December 2012 | africa, capacity building, case study, corruption, nigeria, public investment

    Public procurement processes are prone to leakages and corrupt practices around the world. While this fact is highlighted regularly and documented by both media outlets as well as civil society,...

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