Category Archives: Fostering Better Governance

Africa-IFFs

Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

The billions that got away: Stop the Bleeding – Campaign to End Illicit Financial Flows from Africa Africa: The billions that got away.  eBook. TrustAfrica / Mail & Guardian Africa….

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Africa Progress Report 2015: Power, People, Planet

Africa Progress Report 2015: Power, People, Planet. Africa Progress Panel. Press Release: Boost investment in Africa’s energy for a triple win for people, power and planet, Annan report urges. Africa Progress Panel. May…

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Open Budgets: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability

Revised/Updated – June 2015 Transparency for What? The Usefulness of Publicly Available Budget Information in African Countries. Paolo de Renzio, International Budget Partnership; and Rebecca Simson, Overseas Development Institute. December 2013 This…

Citizen voice and state accountability: towards theories of change that embrace contextual dynamics

  Fletcher Tembo. March 2012. ODI Project Briefings Issue 73 The development industry is increasingly pushing practitioners to achieve results, and to do better in demonstrating what works, what does…

Bye-bye Big Men – Governance in much of Africa is visibly improving, though progress is uneven. The Economist.

Bye-bye Big Men: Governance in much of Africa is visibly improving, though progress is uneven. Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. The Economist. March 2, 2013. LEAVING THE IVORIAN commercial capital, Abidjan, at…

Now is the time for growth and governance – Tony Blair

Tony Blair. Africa Governance Initiative. March 03, 2013 This article originally appeared in The Observer, 3 March 2013. Prime ministers and presidents generally don’t like global summits. They are a necessary part…

Are you allowed to read this? Freedom of Expression

Africa in Fact, March 2013. Good Governance Africa. Freedom of expression is under siege in most of Africa. In 2012, only 5 out of 55 African countries had a free press,…

Beating the resource curse in Africa: a global effort

Good Governance Africa. Africa holds 60% of the world’s platinum deposits, more than 40% of the world’s gold and almost 90% of the world’s diamonds, not to mention substantial oil…

Transparency alone fails to reveal corruption

  Good Governance Africa. A voluntary programme to promote greater transparency in oil, gas and mining may have entrenched devious ways of concealing bribes and other forms of corruption. Mark…

EU agrees landmark anti-corruption law for global resource companies

Global Witness. 9 April 2013 New law represents a major victory after decade and a half campaign The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and…