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The Value of Open Governance: Adaptive learning and development

  Image: Courtesy of Jennifer McKinney – Open Post By Alan Hudson, Executive Director Open governance is governance that puts into practice principles of transparency, participation and accountability. Proponents of open governance tend to make their case on the basis…

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David Cohen, a model of integrity – Reflections

David Cohen served as the first chair of the Global Integrity board from 2005 and most recently as secretary before stepping down this year. His recent passing came as a great shock. We are forever indebted to him for his…

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Tracking my Taxes: Follow the Money Treasure Hunts and Next Steps

Can citizens find and make use of the data they need to track the use of their taxes – to follow the money – in relation to particular issues? On October 24th and 25th, we gathered 10 teams of Mexican…

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Try, learn, adapt, repeat: T/A Learn reflections

I spent last week in Rio de Janeiro (tough assignment, I know), participating in the Transparency and Accountability Initiative’s third T/A Learn Annual Workshop. As the report of the second Annual Workshop, held early in 2014 puts it, T/A Learn…

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State Integrity Investigation 2.0 — hot off the press!

Today, we are excited to present the results of the second round of the State Integrity Investigation – a research project that compiles and assesses qualitative data on the state of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption mechanisms in all 50 US…

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Collecting Data in Restrictive Environments

Experiences on overcoming challenges in research and data collection How do organizations collect data in challenging environments and to what end? What difference does increasing public access to information make in restrictive contexts and what have we learned? There are…

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Abriendo el gobierno: Mexico and beyond

Supporting progress toward open and accountable governance by conducting research, by generating data, by supporting country-level learning and through global advocacy is what we at Global Integrity are all about (see here for a short note on how we are…

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Lever of Change? Learning to Make OGP Effective at the Country Level

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) promotes more open, accountable, and responsive governance by challenging reformers in government and civil society to come together to make processes of government more open. Since its inception in 2011, OGP has grown at an…

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Follow the Money: Putting People & Problems First

How do citizens use budget information to address particular problems they deem important? For us this is a key question for the fiscal transparency movement and one which, with some interesting exceptions (see here, here and here), has not received…

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Assessing African Governance

This past Monday, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation released their 2015 governance data comprising the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). Running since 2000, the IIAG is a fantastic dataset, providing a detailed look at governance from a fact based selection…

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