Category Archives: Transparency/Accountability

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…

2013 World Press Freedom Index: Dashed Hopes After Spring

2013 World Press Freedom Map Reporters Without Borders. After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without…

Freedom of the Press 2012 – Freedom House

Freedom of the Press 2012 Breakthroughs and Pushback in the Middle East The year 2011 featured precarious but potentially far-reaching gains for media freedom in the Middle East and North…

Africa Progress Report 2013 – Africa Progress Panel

  Africa Progress Panel – Africa Progress Report 2013: Equity in Extractives Launch Date: 10 May 2013 Preparing the report… Our first consultation meeting at Oxford University. Read more… Download the…

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…

How to Get Things Done: Influence Lessons from Africa’s New Generation of Leaders.

  Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative. March 26, 2013. The piece focuses on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and the implementation of her Government’s 150 plan. When talking about…

Freedom in the World 2013 – Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa 50 countries & territories. 901 million people. 13% free. PRESS: 5% free Despite being home to several of the world’s worst performing countries in terms of respect for human rights, the region saw…

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…