Category Archives: Fostering Better Governance

Why Fighting Corruption in Africa Fails

  William Gumede. Pambazuka News. November 14, 2012. Most well-intentioned corruption busting remedies in Africa fail because the root causes of corruption on the continent are often poorly understood. INTRODUCTION: COLONIAL…

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Epiphanies from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn’t be so smug about corruption. FOREIGN POLICY. MARCH/APRIL 2013. INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA E. KEATING It was hardly the best of…

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Guinea, Making Contracts Public for Greater Transparency, Accountability – Revenue Watch Institute

15 February 2013 NEW YORK/CONAKRY, Guinea—The government of Guinea’s online publication today of its contracts with mining companies brings significant transparency to the most important part of the country’s economy and advances…

UN Discussion Tackles Good Governance and Development

Revenue Watch Institute. 5 February 2013 Last night, RWI President Daniel Kaufmann participated in a panel discussion at the United Nations that confronted the question: “Is good governance good for development?”…

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Where Does Africa Stand on Budget Transparency?

BudgIT, a civil society organization based in Lagos, Nigeria, created “A Window on Africa,” an infographic that visualizes the scores of the 30 sub-Saharan and North African countries covered in…

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation: 2012 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)

  Website: http://www.moibrahimfoundation.org/iiag/ The IIAG provides an annual assessment of governance performance in Africa. Funded and led by an African institution, and consisting of 88 indicators drawn from 23 independent international data providers, the IIAG is…

Africa Progress Report 2012 – Africa Progress Panel

MAY 2012 – AFRICA PROGRESS REPORT 2012 Jobs, Justice and Equity: Seizing opportunities in times of global change The 2012 Africa Progress Report, launched today by the Africa Progress Panel,…

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The Economist: The missing $20 trillion, How to stop companies and people dodging tax, in Delaware as well as Grand Cayman

CIVILISATION works only if those who enjoy its benefits are also prepared to pay their share of the costs. People and companies that avoid tax are therefore unpopular at the…

Transformation Index BTI 2012: Country Reports

  Country reports provide detailed information on the factors of assessment for each country examined, such as the status of development, problems specific to the country and management performance and…

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Global Integrity: Africa Integrity Indicators

http://www.globalintegrity.org/information/africa-integrity-indicators The Africa Integrity Indicators, a new initiative of Global Integrity undertaken in collaboration with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, assesses key social, economic, political and anti-corruption mechanisms at the national level…