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Parliamentary websites, transparency and the quality of democracy

03 March 2014 | civ society participation, communication, governance quality, transparency, web resource

Parliamentary websites can help people engage with elected representatives and the democratic process. Devin Joshi and Erica Rosenfield have been comparing the websites of legislatures across the...

Global Index: Freedom House Sees Authoritarian Gains for Eighth Year

31 January 2014 | annual, authoritarian, democracy assessment, freedom, global index, political rights, report

Marked by intensified repression in Eurasia and the Middle East, the state of freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year in 2013, according to Freedom in the World 2014, Freedom House’s annual...

Upcoming Report l CPJ examines press freedom under Obama

01 October 2013 | journalism, north america, press freedom, release, report

 The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its first comprehensive report on press freedom conditions in the United States. Leonard Downie Jr., former Washington Post executive editor and...

Dataset l Here are 315 charts on poverty and inequality.

26 August 2013 | dataset, europe, inequality, north america, oceania, oecd, poverty

The OECD is out with its latest disposable income, poverty and inequality numbers for all its member states. The full data are here, but it’s more fun to play around with the awesome interactive they...

Russia l Crowdsourcing to Fight Corruption

07 August 2013 | anti-corruption, citizen monitoring, crowd-sourced, europe and cis, web resource, web2.0

A few weeks ago, Russia’s most popular and controversial opposition figure, anti-corruption activist Aleksei Navalny, was tossed in prison on charges of conspiring to steal money from a state owned...

Nigeria: 2012 Human Rights Reports

23 April 2013 | africa, human rights, nigeria, report

  Nigeria is a federal republic of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In April 2011 President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had assumed the...

Panel debate l Can government data change the world?

03 April 2013 | dataset, debate, evidence-based, open data, transparency

Google and The Guardian Datablog - in partnership with the Open Knowledge Foundation - are co-hosting a series of events around the big issues in data, transparency and policy. They wish to get at...

Online training | World of Development and the Role of Statistics

07 February 2013 | statistical methods, training

    The Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is pleased to inform you that the Department 8140 Competency Development...

New Resource l Lessons Learned: Global Programme on Governance Assessment

10 December 2012 | governance assessment, governance performance, lessons learned, oslo2011, publication, undp-supported

On the heels of the Oslo Governance Forum, UNDP  convened projects supported by  the  Global  Programme  on  Governance  Assessments  from  around  the  world.  This one-day workshop collected and...

New Resource l Outcome Report: Oslo Governance Forum 2011

10 December 2012 | governance assessment, oslo2011, publication, undp-supported

The Oslo Governance Forum, organized by UNDP together with UNDEF, ActionAid, ActAlliance, PRIA, the World Bank Institute and NORAD, gathered 270 policy makers, experts and practitioners from over 75...

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