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The Role of Citizen Engagement in Transparency and Accountability - Open Conversations about Open Government

22 November 2013 | accountability, citizen engagement, citizenship, governance performance, government

In this open conversation, Tiago Peixoto (The World Bank), Aaron Azelton (NDI), Susannah Vila (The Engine Room), and Lee Drutman (the Sunlight Foundation) are asked about the Role of Citizen...

Eroding trust in government: Confidence crumbles

14 November 2013 | government, oecd, opinion poll, trust

"ECONOMIC woes, unpopular wars and nuclear meltdowns have eroded public trust in the authorities. Only 40% of citizens in the mostly-rich countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

Blogpost: Happiness index: how much do we trust the government?

05 November 2012 | blogpost, civ society, data, democracy, government, happiness measures, trust, united kingdom

Trust in the UK parliament and government is down but belief in the British democratic system is still high, according to the latest publication from the Measuring National Well-being Programme.  The...

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...

South Africa: Pule Takes Monitoring, Evaluation to Traditional Leaders (, 13 April 2011)

13 April 2011 | africa, country initiative, government, local governance, south africa

Pretoria — Serious about promoting accountability, Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Dina Pule, has met with representatives from the National House of Traditional Leaders in Pretoria in a bid to...

Data, Analysis Drive Maryland Government (InformationWeek, 16 March 2010)

17 March 2010 | government, local governance, north america, press coverage

Without a central ERP system or sophisticated BI tools, Maryland officials have nevertheless seen positive changes as a result of the StateStat program.

The Size and Composition of Government Spending in Europe and Its Impact on Well-Being - Munich RePEc Personal Archive

08 March 2010 | government, publication, well-being

This paper analyses whether large governments in Europe reflect efficient responses to a changing social and economic environment (‘welfare economic view’) as opposed to wasteful spending (‘public...

Convocatoria al XXIII Concurso del CLAD 2010 — Centro Latinoamericano de Administración para el Desarrollo

01 March 2010 | call for papers, event, government, latin america, m&e, opportunity

Los trabajos a ser presentados al XXIII Concurso del CLAD sobre Reforma del Estado y Modernización de la Administración Pública 2010 deberán abordar obligatoriamente aspectos relativos al tema "El...

Accountability and Transparency. A Guide for State Ownership (ACP-EU, 18 feb 2010)

25 February 2010 | accountability, government, nat ownership, publication, transparency

Using this Guide will facilitate the practical implementation of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in the areas of transparency and accountability. It provides...

State of Local Government in South Africa (, October 2009)

23 February 2010 | africa, government, local governance

This report from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs reveals that municipalities seem to have a "poor" ability to accurately plan and spend their budgets.

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