Marking milestones in understanding the presence of corruption and the role of integrity among South African and Zambian urban planning professionals

One year further into its GI ACE-supported research concerning the role of integrity and corruption within the planning profession in Zambia and South Africa, the African Centre for Cities’ “Cities of Integrity” (COI) research team has hit new milestones and made progress in achieving its research objectives. Since publishing its first working paper, covered in…

Open data standards design behind closed doors?

In June 2020, we had the opportunity to join a discussion on open contracting and inclusion organised by HIVOS. Participants shared their thoughts on a newly published paper by Michael Canares and Francois van Schalkwyk that is part of a set of research papers supported by Hivos at the intersection of public procurement, inclusion and participation. ILDA have just published one article about inclusion in…

The evolution of a front-line led anti-kleptocracy strategy in Central Africa

Paul Biya. Denis Sassou Nguesso. Teodoro Nguema Obiang. These Central African leaders are wealthy, powerful, and visible actors of kleptocracy. They steal from their citizens and use state power for personal gain. What’s lesser-known in the region is the anti-kleptocracy movement led by front-line organizations.  As a human rights activist at heart, I believe it…

ACE: Exploring New Ways to develop effective anti-corruption interventions

The Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) program, funded with UK aid from the UK government in a £15 million investment from 2015–2021, is designed to produce new, relevant research evidence on tackling corruption. Despite decades of global anti-corruption initiatives, the track record of such efforts has been disappointing. It is now widely accepted that technocratic, ‘one-size-fits-all’ approaches…

Combatiendo la corrupción en comunidad: Aprendizajes desde la aplicación de normas globales en dinámicas gubernamentales

Originalmente publicado en Open Data Charter La pandemia de COVID-19 ha impactado sobre todo tipo de proyecto de desarrollo, cambiando prioridades, convirtiendo lo online en la nueva normalidad y obligándonos a todos a adaptarnos en nuestro trabajo y nuestras vidas. Los procesos y la comunidad de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (OGP) no han…