Category Archives: Transparency/Accountability

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Thoughts on Mo Ibrahim @ Achebe Colloquium

By Dominic Mhiripiri. Globalconversation.org. December 31, 2012. I had to wait for the last day of 2012 — after a reasonable amount of processing — to sketch a few thoughts on Dr. Mo…

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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…

Global Witness: South Sudan’s new laws offer a blueprint for a transparent oil sector

The report, ‘Blueprint for Prosperity: How South Sudan’s new laws hold the key to a transparent and accountable oil sector,’ outlines the major opportunities and challenges the government faces in…

Global Witness: Transparency Matters: Disclosure of payments to governments by Chinese extractive companies

Transparency Matters: Disclosure of payments to governments by Chinese extractive companies presents a rigorous assessment of the tax payments made by Shanghai-listed extractive companies to governments in resource-rich countries in 2010 and…

Global Witness: Promised forest sector reforms failing to materialise, study finds

7th February 2013 Public access to information remains a major obstacle to saving rainforests  Commitments to improve public access to information over how forests are managed in developing countries are…

Global Witness: We could end poverty if … David Cameron is right?

It’s always encouraging to see our leaders pushing the right line for a change. Outlining his agenda for the G8 at the World Economic Forum in Davos recently, the British…

The Economist Calls on U.S., U.K., Developed Countries to Clean Up their Own Back Yard

A 10-article exposé accompanied by a cover-page editorial in this week’s edition of The Economist highlights the damaging role of anonymous shell companies, banking secrecy, and lax money laundering regulations and enforcement in places like 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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Reporters Without Borders: PRESS FREEDOM INDEX 2013

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