The last few months – from the sweltering heat of a DC summer to the first blasts of winter – have been a busy time for Global Integrity, with much progress made and many lessons learned.
A particular highlight for me – in addition to our team away-day on a sailing boat in the Chesapeake Bay! – was the event we hosted with Professor Yuen Yuen Ang at the Open Gov Hub in September. Yuen’s work on “How China Escaped the Poverty Trap” points the way toward a governance agenda which moves beyond the idea that openness is always good, or that adaptation is the path to effectiveness, towards a serious exploration of how learning and adaptation that leads to better outcomes can be fostered, including in political environments that are not so open. We were thrilled to have Yuen join us at the Open Gov Hub, and to meet with our Board – including our newest board member, Gertrude Mugizi – the following day.
For those of you who have not yet seen, the latest iteration of our 2-pager on “What we do and why we do it” sets out our latest framing, with less jargon, more examples, and a strong focus on supporting locally-led innovation, learning and adaptation. Feedback always welcome!